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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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middleweightmid‧dle‧weight /ˈmɪdlweɪt/ noun [countable]  DSOa boxer who weighs less than 72.58 kilograms, and who is heavier than a welterweight but lighter than a light heavyweight
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middleweightA Brighton-based boxer, Eubank is a middleweight world title contender the boxing critics love to beat up in print.Len Harvey, the leading middleweight in the inter-war years, fought 412 contests.This victory may set Stretch up with a world-title elimination fight with Britain's other leading light middleweight, Chris Pyatt.He won the light middleweight title at the 1995 Pan Am Games.During his career, Olajide rose to be the No. 1 world middleweight contender.World middleweight champions Mickey Walker and Joey Giardello both came from solid middle-class homes, but fought like cavemen in the ring.
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