Definition of light heavyweight in English:

light heavyweight

Syllabification: light heav·y·weight


  • 1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between middleweight and heavyweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 165 to 178 pounds (75 to 81 kg).
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    • On April 22, 1903, Root defeated Charles ‘Kid’ McCoy to become the first light heavyweight champion, and the division has flourished ever since.
  • 1.1A light heavyweight boxer or other competitor.
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    • It also served as a haven for out of shape light heavyweights that could not longer make weight.
    • Walcott fought a number of other light heavyweights and heavyweights.
    • He has quickly built a national reputation as one of the most feared young light heavyweights in boxing.

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