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 Renowned for his nimble footwork, exemplary hand speed and head movement, Usyk collected all four major world belts at cruiserweight and has won all 18 of his professional contests, 13 of them inside the distance., 21 July 2021 After dominating the cruiserweight division, Usyk expects to jump into title fight contention. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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,, 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, 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,, 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,, 22 July 2019 Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk is jumping from cruiserweight to heavyweight. Norm Frauenheim,, 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, 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of cruiserweight

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Cruiserweight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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