ti·​tle·​hold·​er | \ ˈtī-tᵊl-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce titleholder (audio) \

Definition of titleholder

: one that holds a title specifically : champion

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became the youngest titleholder in the sport's history
Recent Examples on the Web Prograis’ victory preceded a sixth-round TKO victory by WBA titleholder Mario Barrios, Prograis’ preferred next opponent. Ted Lewis, NOLA.com, "Regis Prograis back after stopping Juan Heraldez in sixth-round TKO," 7 Nov. 2020 Besides Stan, they are known for excavating the Field Museum’s T. rex in Chicago, nicknamed Sue, the reigning titleholder for priciest dinosaur at $8.4 million until Stan came to market. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "The Family Feud Behind a $32 Million T. Rex Named Stan," 21 Oct. 2020 Any current titleholder who would have aged-out by next year is still eligible to compete in 2021. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in long-term care centers, Wisconsin ready to release names of those with positive cases," 9 May 2020 Wilder wants rematch Former heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder officially exercised his right to an immediate third fight with Tyson Fury, who knoced out Wilder in the seventh round of a bout just more than a week ago. BostonGlobe.com, "UConn eliminates Boston College women from Hockey East tournament," 2 Mar. 2020 Not too far away from Zona Norte is Xicotencatlleyva, a Tijuana town that’s equally tough and one that gave birth to another world champion in undefeated Jaime Munguia, the current World Boxing Organization junior middleweight titleholder. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Jaime Munguia and Erik Morales combine to form Team Tijuana," 13 Sep. 2019 Poirier became the interim titleholder after beating Max Holloway at UFC 236 in April. Jenna West, SI.com, "Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier Live Stream: Watch UFC 242 Online, Time," 7 Sep. 2019 Pacquiao is a legit titleholder, coming off a significant win over Keith Thurman. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "Errol Spence Jr. Survives Shawn Porter and Then Shrugs Off Terence Crawford," 29 Sep. 2019 In 1988, Sugar Ray Leonard, then the middleweight champion, moved up to challenge light heavyweight titleholder Donny Lalonde. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "Canelo Looks to Put Golovkin, De La Hoya Distractions Aside Ahead of Kovalev Bout," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of titleholder

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titleholder was in 1840

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“Titleholder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titleholder. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of titleholder

: a person who has won a championship title in a sport
law : a person, company, etc., that owns property

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