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make weight

To be within the minimum and maximum weight limits designated for one's group of competitors in a particular sporting event. Used especially in boxing and wrestling. When I wrestled in high school, I was constantly counting my calories to make sure I made weight each week in time for competition.
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make weight

Sports To weigh within the limits stipulated for an athletic contest.
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LIAM SMITH says he fully expects Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to make weight amid concerns the Mexican will struggle to get down to 154lbs for the first time in almost three years.
Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Soto was picked by the UFC to be a late replacement for Renen Barao after the challenger collapsed in an effort to make weight. It was a dream that came true for Soto as he was tapped to face T.J.
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