He was a legitimate welterweight who knocked out light heavyweights during his career.
In his next fight, Taylor dropped back down to welterweight, where he was matched against a giant welterweight in Crisanto Espana.
He was a welterweight then, and is now only a light-middleweight, so that shows how well he has managed his weight.
I thought great, I can finally see how great Sugar Ray Robinson was as a welterweight , or how great Benny Leonard was.
Young had come into the ring weighing much more than his usual light-welterweight limit of ten stone, as Jones is a full welterweight , and more.
They may have fought six times, but the only competitive bout was the first, when Robinson was still a welterweight and La Motta was a fully-fledged middleweight.
At the 2003 Pan American Games, the USA qualified a spot in three divisions: featherweight, welterweight and super heavyweight.
The merciless street-fighter known as the ‘fists of stone’ went on to win world titles at lightweight, welterweight and light middleweight.
Although Gavilan was a brilliant welterweight , he found the extra strength of the Hawaiian too tough a hurdle.
During World War II, he competed as a welterweight for the Air Force, boxing in Australia and New Guinea.