Recent Examples of welterweight from the Web
But in reality, Horn won the WBO welterweight world title in a stunning, unanimous decision.
Pacquiao fell to Jeff Horn in a WBO welterweight world title fight over the weekend in an unanimous decision.
Two highly skilled world champions, Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford, both Top Rank fighters, and even unified welterweight champ Keith Thurman, have been tossed around as possible future foes.
With big-name welterweight fighters like Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, and even Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather breathing life back into the sport, Garcia’s prospects are booming with potential.
Given the two-year build-up of social media sparring between the flashy opponents, the heavyweight purse at stake in this super welterweight bout was simply too much to resist.
Quick jabs Former welterweight champ Kell Brook will have surgery on his broken left orbital bone.
Really, Keith Thurman and (WBO welterweight champion)
Also scheduled for June 30: Smealinho Rama vs. Ronny Markes in a light-heavyweight bout; Joao Zeferino vs. Herman Terrado at welterweight; and Jason High vs. Caros Fodor at lightweight.
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Origin and Etymology of welterweight
welter (probably from 1welt) + weight
First Known Use: circa 1892See Words from the same year
WELTERWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of welterweight for English Language Learners
: a fighter in a class of boxers who weigh up to 147 pounds (67 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a lightweight and lighter than a middleweight
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