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

1880–85; bantam + weight Unabridged
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bantamweight (ˈbæntəmˌweɪt)
1.  a.  a professional boxer weighing 112--118 pounds (51--53.5 kg)
 b.  an amateur boxer weighing 51--54 kg (112--119 pounds)
 c.  (as modifier): the bantamweight champion
2.  a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115--126 pounds (52--57 kg))

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He doesn't belong at bantamweight or super bantamweight.
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