light heavyweight


light heavyweight

noun

: a fighter who is in a class of boxers with an upper weight limit of 175 pounds (79.5 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a middleweight and lighter than a heavyweight

Full Definition of LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

:  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 175 pounds for professionals and 178 pounds for amateurs — compare heavyweight, middleweight

First Known Use of LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

1903

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