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a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds.
Historical Examples

Pop couldn’t be much more than a bantamweight, even with all his knives.
The Night of the Long Knives Fritz Reuter Leiber


a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
(as modifier): the bantamweight champion

a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))


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