light heavyweight

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Also of interest should be a light heavyweight showdown featuring Ovince Saint Preux facing off against Jamahal Hill. oregonlive, "How to watch UFC Fight Night Vegas 16 Hermansson vs Vettori free live stream, fight card, results, odds, TV channel (12/5/2020)," 6 Dec. 2020 Canelo had briefly committed to San Antonio and the Alamodome for his Nov. 2, 2019, light heavyweight fight against Sergey Kovalev after attorney Thomas J. Henry put up $10 million to buy the live gate. John Whisler, ExpressNews.com, "Sellout likely for Canelo Alvarez fight despite steep ticket prices," 3 Dec. 2020 Anders has fought as a light heavyweight and must cut weight to reach the 185-pound middleweight limit. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Eryk Anders returning to UFC Octagon on Saturday night," 14 Nov. 2020 His last loss as a light heavyweight against Dominick Reyes at UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile on May, 19, 2018. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Glendale's Jared Cannonier explains how physical, spiritual evolution can win him middleweight title at UFC 254," 21 Oct. 2020 Now, the drop from light heavyweight to middleweight was more consequential,' Cannonier said, citing his work at the MMA Lab in Glendale. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Glendale's Jared Cannonier explains how physical, spiritual evolution can win him middleweight title at UFC 254," 21 Oct. 2020 Bellator, the competitive rival of UFC, is where Davis became a light heavyweight champion in 2016. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: MMA fighter ... Business owner ... Real estate agent ... Phil Davis answers to them all," 10 Sep. 2020 The winner could move on to face current Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: MMA fighter ... Business owner ... Real estate agent ... Phil Davis answers to them all," 10 Sep. 2020 The main event features former championship contender Anthony Smith looking to stay in contention at light heavyweight against Aleksandar Rakic, who is hoping to break into the division’s top five with a win. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "UFC Fight Night 175: Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic, Robbie Lawler returns, live stream on ESPN+," 29 Aug. 2020

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Light heavyweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light%20heavyweight. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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light heavyweight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of light heavyweight

: 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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