cruiserweight

noun

cruis·​er·​weight ˈkrü-zər-ˌwāt How to pronounce cruiserweight (audio)
: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 190 pounds

Examples of cruiserweight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cruiserweight fight, scheduled for eight rounds, will be available on DAZN, without a pay-per-view charge. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Firebrand Jake Paul is in the boxing ring once again, this time facing a more competent challenger in what will be a cruiserweight fight with Tommy Fury, the younger brother of current heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury. oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2023 On Tuesday afternoon, viewers of the news conference promoting their cruiserweight bout on Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. on Showtime PPV at Madison Square Garden learned Rahman Jr. can trade insults with Paul, a renowned smack talker. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 12 July 2022 Has anything changed for you as far as your mentality about being a cruiserweight who’s moved into the heavyweight division? Josh Katzowitz, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Usyk became the third man, after Evander Holyfield and David Haye, to win world titles at cruiserweight then heavyweight. Steve Douglas, ajc, 26 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cruiserweight was in 1920

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“Cruiserweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruiserweight. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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