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

Examples of cruiserweight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of cruiserweight

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Cruiserweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruiserweight. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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