Definition of middleweight in English:

middleweight

Line breaks: middle|weight
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪd(ə)lweɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between welterweight and light heavyweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 71-5 kg.
More example sentences
  • Today's light heavyweight and middleweight divisions are in bad shape.
  • Toney had so much trouble making weight at middleweight and light-heavyweight.
  • Riding an unbeaten streak since 1998, Ward has dominated opponents in the middleweight and light heavyweight classes.
1.1 [count noun] A middleweight boxer or other competitor.
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  • How did Hopkins become one of the great middleweights?
  • A division once ruled by giants is now being overwhelmed by the force of two former middleweights.
  • He was robbed in his last two fights, but I still think he's one of the top super middleweights.

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