Definition of flyweight in English:



mass noun
  • 1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between light flyweight and bantamweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 48 to 51 kg.

    • ‘He has been campaigning in the junior flyweight, flyweight and junior bantamweight divisions, destroying every opponent with frightening aplomb.’
    • ‘So the Europeans tend to dominate the categories other than flyweight, featherweight and bantamweight.’
    • ‘Both fighters are in a redemption mission after being dethroned of their SA flyweight and junior flyweight titles respectively.’
    • ‘A whip-round at the Warragul Hotel sent him to Hobart, where he won the Australian amateur flyweight title in 1963.’
    • ‘He dropped to flyweight in 1974 and four years later returned to bantamweight to win another gold medal.’
    1. 1.1count noun A flyweight boxer or other competitor.
      • ‘What's different about Brian and the rest of flyweights in the world is that he can punch.’
      • ‘‘Too hot for fighting flyweights,’ says Tigre, still breathing from the gym.’
      • ‘It's a short career, especially with flyweights, and you can't afford to go messing about the town.’
      • ‘But I've always maintained Dale is a flyweight, and Dale has been in touch this week and agreed.’
      • ‘A male opponent small enough for Diana to handle would have to be a scrappy waif of a flyweight.’