light heavyweight

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of light heavyweight

: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 175 pounds for professionals and 178 pounds for amateurs — compare heavyweight, middleweight

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First Known Use of light heavyweight

1903

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Definition of light heavyweight for English Language Learners

  • : a fighter who is in a class of boxers with an upper weight limit of 175 pounds (79.5 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a middleweight and lighter than a heavyweight


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