Originally “heavyweight horseman” (1832), from welter (“heavyweight horseman”) + weight. Boxing sense 1896.
"welter-weight." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 12 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/welter-weight>.
welter-weight. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/welter-weight
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