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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Recent Examples on the Web After dominating the cruiserweight division, Usyk expects to jump into title fight contention. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Usyk dominant in heavyweight debut, wins by TKO," 12 Oct. 2019 After Cass’s injury, Enzo was moved to the cruiserweight brand 205 Live and held the Cruiserweight Championship on two occasions. Dan Gartland,, "Report: Enzo Amore and Big Cass Talking With WWE About Possible Return," 29 Aug. 2019 Usyk, an Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, got a lot of mention in the pound-for-pound debate as a cruiserweight. Los Angeles Times, "Boxing’s heavyweight division is brimming with chaos and unpredictability," 17 Sep. 2019 There will be five earlier fights, all streamed on Facebook Live, beginning with a pair of cruiserweights making their pro debuts, with Stoneham’s James Perkins squaring off against Aaron Trecell Smith of Boston in a four-rounder. Andrew Mahoney,, "Boxing returns to Encore Boston Harbor Friday," 22 Aug. 2019 The former undisputed cruiserweight champion was set to make his debut at heavyweight debut last May, against Carlos Takam, only to have a biceps injury put him on the shelf. Chris Mannix,, "12 Rounds: Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight, Mayweather's Retirement and More," 22 July 2019 Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk is jumping from cruiserweight to heavyweight. Norm Frauenheim,, "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

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Cruiserweight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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