featherweight featherweight  /ˈfɛ ðər ˌweɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
  2. (n) weighs 126-139 pounds
  3. (n) a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds

Usage(s):

  1. Has held the Ring Magazine titles for featherweight, super featherweight and light welterweight divisions.
  2. Last September any fight fan with 40 in his pocket could have seen a spindle-shanked little featherweight Negro named Henry Armstrong strutting his stuff in Manhattan's Madison.
  3. In high school, Allen tried to become a featherweight boxer, and spent many an afternoon fleeing the truant officer.

News

  1. Dana White: Anthony Pettis could fight for title at featherweight or lightweight

    A knee injury forced Anthony Pettis out of his planned UFC 163 title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. But according to UFC president Dana White, Pettis will still be in line for a title shot when he returns, whether it's at featherweight or lightweight. Speaking to reporters after UFC 161 in Winnipeg, White said "He's definitely in line [at featherweight], but we'll see what ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Featherweight champ Mikey Garcia fails to make weight

    Mikey Garcia's reign as WBO featherweight champion was short-lived.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Featherweight champion Garcia fails to make weight

    DALLAS (AP) -- Mikey Garcia's reign as WBO featherweight champion was short-lived.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "I've got two horses and I want them to wipe out everybody in the featherweight division and when they finally meet, people will go crazy," Arum said.
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: Bob Arum Source: ESPN

  2. "Obviously, Oscar's been a thorn in my side," Mayorga said. "Oscar's definitely on the hit list. I want to fight De La Hoya. Let him retire fighting a true super welterweight or middleweight. How's he going to retire fighting a featherweight?...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Ricardo Mayorga Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "On May 3 we introduced a huge new market for MP3 players with the introduction of the ZEN Stone, the tiny, featherweight 1GB MP3 player priced at only $39.99," said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative. "Now with the ZEN Stone Plus, we...
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: Sim Wong Hoo Source: guardian.co.uk

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