Definition of light heavyweight in English:

light heavyweight


mass noun
  • 1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between middleweight and heavyweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 75 to 81 kg.

    Also called cruiserweight
    • ‘On April 22, 1903, Root defeated Charles ‘Kid’ McCoy to become the first light heavyweight champion, and the division has flourished ever since.’
    1. 1.1count noun A light heavyweight boxer or other competitor.
      • ‘He has quickly built a national reputation as one of the most feared young light heavyweights in boxing.’
      • ‘It also served as a haven for out of shape light heavyweights that could not longer make weight.’
      • ‘I always found the spectacle of the light heavyweights to be intriguing.’
      • ‘He has to be considered in an all time listing of great light heavyweights because of his longevity, and also because no one took the crown from him in the ring.’
      • ‘Walcott fought a number of other light heavyweights and heavyweights.’