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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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))
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a boxer intermediate in weight between a middleweight and a heavyweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 175 lb. (80 kg).
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|Noun||1.||light heavyweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 179 pounds|
|2.||light heavyweight - a wrestler who weighs 192-214 pounds|
|3.||light heavyweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds|
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