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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.
Broner has been successful at welterweight but he's also suffered his two losses at that weight.
The main event will feature welterweights Curtis Millender (11-3) and Kevin Holland (9-2) toeing the line, while Darabedyan (12-6) will face late replacement Sam Liera (12-9) in the co-main event.
Among them was 25-year-old Ed Brown, an undefeated welterweight boxer who was killed in a drive-by shooting in December just a few blocks away.
FSSW NBA Time TV/Radio Eastern Conference Finals: *Game 6: Celtics at Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. TNT Boxing Time TV/Radio Main event, welterweights: Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. 4 p.m. Showtime Golf Time TV/Radio Euro.
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Origin and Etymology of welterweight
welter (probably from 1welt) + weight
First Known Use: circa 1892
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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