1 having relatively little weight; "lightweight fabrics"
2 having no importance or influence; "a lightweight intellect"
1 a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
3 an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
4 a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
- A boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs.
- A competitive weight division between bantamweight and welterweight, with specific weights varying by organization.
- One of little consequence or ability.
- A person who can't handle their drink.
- Finnish: kevytsarjalainen
A competitive weight division between bantamweight and welterweight
One of little consequence or ability
A person who can't handle their drink
Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity
Having less than average weight
- Finnish: kevyt
The word lightweight usually refers to a class of athletes in a particular sport, based on their weight. It is also a slang term, indicating insignifigance or ineptitude.
Professional boxingThe lightweight is the 130 pounds (59 kilograms) to 135 pounds (61 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. In England, it equates to the weight bracket of 9 st 3 lb - 9 st 8 lb.
Notable lightweight boxers includes Bummy Davis, Benny Leonard, Henry Armstrong, Joe Gans, Tony Canzoneri, Carlos Ortiz, Ike Williams,Roberto Duran, Alexis Arguello, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Hector "Macho" Camacho, Julio César Chávez, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Shane Mosley, Colin Smith, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Diego "Chico" Corrales, and the current WBC and Ring Magazine champion, Joel Casamayor.
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- 1951 – flagicon ARG Oscar Galardo (ARG)
- 1955 – flagicon ARG Miguel Ángel Péndola (ARG)
- 1959 – flagicon ARG Abel Laudonio (ARG)
- 1963 – flagicon CUB Roberto Caminero (CUB)
- 1967 – flagicon CUB Enrique Regueiferos (CUB)
- 1971 – flagicon PUR Luis Dávila (PUR)
- 1975 – flagicon CAN Chris Clarke (CAN)
- 1979 – flagicon CUB Adolfo Horta (CUB)
- 1983 – flagicon USA Pernell Whitaker (USA)
- 1987 – flagicon CUB Julio Gonzáles (CUB)
- 1991 – flagicon CUB Julio Gonzáles (CUB)
- 1995 – flagicon CUB Julio Gonzáles (CUB)
- 1999 – flagicon CUB Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB)
- 2003 – flagicon CUB Mario César Kindelán Mesa (CUB)
- International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) Lightweight (Pro & Amateur) 127.1 lbs. - 132 lbs. or 57.77 kg - 60 kg
RowingLightweight rowing was a category entered into the Olympic sport, originally due to countries of smaller stature competing with an unfair disadvantage, as rowing favors the taller athlete who has more leverage and generally more power.
lightweight in Danish: Letvægt
lightweight in Japanese: ライト級
lightweight in Hungarian: Könnyűsúly
lightweight in Norwegian: Lettvekt
lightweight in Thai: ไลท์เวท
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