light heavyweight


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light heavyweight

n.
1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 175 pounds (78.7 kilograms), between super middleweight and cruiserweight.
2. A boxer competing in this weight division.
3. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
4. A contestant in this weight division.

light heavyweight

n
1. (Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing 160–175 pounds (72.5–79.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 75–81 kg (165–179 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a light-heavyweight bout.
2. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 192–214 pounds (87–97 kg))

light′ heav′yweight


n.
a boxer intermediate in weight between a middleweight and a heavyweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 175 lb. (80 kg).
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.light heavyweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 179 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
2.light heavyweight - a wrestler who weighs 192-214 pounds
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
3.light heavyweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
prizefighter, gladiator - a professional boxer
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