light-heavyweight

light heavyweight

noun
a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a middleweight and a heavyweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 175 pounds (80 kg).

Origin:
1900–05

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light heavyweight
 
n
1.  Also called (in Britain): cruiserweight
 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.  a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 192--214 pounds (87--97 kg))

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