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light heavyweight

Syllabification: light heav·y·weight

Definition of light heavyweight in English:

noun

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).
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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