light heavyweight

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noun

a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a middleweight and a heavyweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 175 pounds (80 kg).

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Origin of light heavyweight

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for light heavyweight

light heavyweight

noun

Also called (in Britain): cruiserweight
  1. a professional boxer weighing 160–175 pounds (72.5–79.5 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 75–81 kg (165–179 pounds)
  3. (as modifier)a light-heavyweight bout
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 192–214 pounds (87–97 kg))
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