cruiserweight

noun
cruis·​er·​weight | \ ˈkrü-zər-ˌwāt How to pronounce cruiserweight (audio) \

Definition of cruiserweight

: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 190 pounds

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Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk is jumping from cruiserweight to heavyweight. Norm Frauenheim, latimes.com, "Could Tyson Fury be the next dominant force in heavyweight boxing?," 16 June 2019 Underground since 1889 Official boxing records show Bobby Gunn has fought 32 times, won a cruiserweight title and faced off against Roy Jones Jr. and James Toney before losing to those former heavyweight champions. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Fight club: Legalized bare-knuckle boxing may be next big show in ring," 4 June 2018 That’s not a knock on the cruiserweights themselves, who are arguably some of the most talented wrestlers on the entire roster. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "WrestleMania 34 Is Going to Be a Goddang Blast," 6 Apr. 2018 Swann is the second member of the cruiserweight division in the span of a month to be released amid legal trouble. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "WWE Releases Rich Swann, Weeks After Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed," 15 Feb. 2018 No stranger to the world of combat sports, Eren's childhood friend was Kristijan Krstacic, currently a cruiserweight contender. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "Cem Eren is training world champion boxers in Tigard," 17 Feb. 2018 He was moved to the cruiserweight division after an injury to his former tag team partner, Big Cass, prematurely ended their feud, and later won the Cruiserweight Championship. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "WWE Releases Enzo Amore After Rape Allegation," 23 Jan. 2018 The victory advanced Gassiev to the final of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament against Oleksandr Usyk on May 11. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "Energized Danny Garcia returns to ring against Brandon Rios on Feb. 17 | Miami Herald," 4 Feb. 2018 Helms would be a welcome addition to the cruiserweight division, and provide an additional reason to watch 205 Live every Tuesday. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Ronda Rousey's WWE Debut and Other Takeaways From Royal Rumble 2018," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cruiserweight

1920, in the meaning defined above

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