Origin of welterweight
Examples from the Web for welterweight
Contemporary Examples of welterweight
Buzz Bissinger writes a four-page sentence that ruins a requiem for welterweight Barney Ross.Redeeming 'Jewish Jocks'
October 31, 2012
Hey, and don't forget there's the welterweight fight between Murdoch's New York Post and Mort Zuckerman's Daily News.Newspaper War!
April 26, 2010
Historical Examples of welterweight
- a professional boxer weighing 140–147 pounds (63.5–66.5 kg)
- an amateur boxer weighing 63.5–67 kg (140–148 pounds)
- (as modifier)a great welterweight era
1832, "heavyweight horseman," later "boxer or wrestler of a certain weight" (1896), from earlier welter "heavyweight horseman or boxer" (1804), possibly from welt (v.) "beat severely" (c.1400).