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Synonyms for cruiserweight

a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds

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Cleverly surrendered his world light-heavyweight title to Sergey Kovalev in August 2013 before moving up to cruiserweight.
Big brother lost the British cruiserweight belt in June.
Bellew, who moved into world cruiserweight title contention in the process, said of Cleverly: "I don't like him but I respect him and I've over-worked a great athlete over 12 rounds.
Bellew, who moved into world cruiserweight title contention in the process, revealed there was still no love lost between the pair after an acrimonious build-up to the bout.
With the victory, the 45-year-old World Boxing Union cruiserweight champion pushed his record to (59-8, 42 Kos).
Cleverly, who dropped his world title to Sergey Kovalev last year but has bounced back with two wins in the cruiserweight division, said: "I've always said I will fight him any time, anywhere.
Fans come to see me because I stop people, and this guy is a solid proven cruiserweight so we'll see what I can do with him.
However, Haye, a former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, hit back, saying that Fury needs confidence and needs to make those comparisons, adding that as he is a 'bit of a fool', it is not surprising for make him to make such comments.
But Haye will fancy his chances of chopping down Fury after watching Steve Cunningham - another former cruiserweight - put him on the canvas in his last fight.
However, Fury feels he is now the star attraction and has dismissed the idea that a blown-up cruiserweight would be able to defeat him.
He challenges Rotherham's belt holder Neil Dawson for the WBO International cruiserweight title on the undercard of Martin Gethin's big IBF final eliminator against Ammeth Diaz.
O'Hagan chalked up three straight wins as a cruiserweight, but work commitments have kept him out of the ring since September 2011.
CHRIS BURTON is quietly confident he can win the British title which eluded him in the first part of his boxing career as he gets ready to launch his comeback as a sculpted cruiserweight.
Everything is a risk in boxing but I believe I'm the best cruiserweight in the world so I'm not sweating about it.
BOXING: David Haye insists he is ready to make history tomorrow night by becoming the first British cruiserweight to step up and win the world heavyweight title.