Bantamweight is a competitive category of boxing and other combat sports, which includes lightweight competitors. In professional boxing the category includes boxers who weigh more than 52.163 (115 lb) and less than 53.525 (118 lb). In amateur boxing (male larger) the category includes boxers who weigh over 51 kilograms (112.44 lb) and less than 54 kilograms (119.05 lb).
In professional boxing is one level above the weight flyweight and bantamweight next higher weight. In amateur boxing is one level above the flyweight and featherweight immediate superior.
The bantamweight is one of eight traditional categories of boxing: Fly, crow, feather, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, heavyweight and cumbersome.
Others have also combat sports categories, “bantamweight” like wrestling and kickboxing.