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Noun: light heavyweight  lIt 'he-vee,weyt
  1. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 179 pounds
     
  2. A wrestler who weighs 192-214 pounds
     
  3. A professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
    - cruiserweight

Derived forms: light heavyweights

Type of: boxer, gladiator, grappler, matman, prizefighter, pugilist, wrestler

Encyclopedia: Light heavyweight