What is heavyweight?

  • (adj): Heaviest in a category or of a heavyweight category (more than 190 pounds for prizefighters).
    Example: "A heavyweight boxer"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Heavyweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. Fighters who weigh over 200 pounds (14 st 4 lb/90.7 kg) are considered heavyweights by the major professional boxing organizations: the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Council, and the World Boxing Organization.

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Some articles on heavyweight:

UFC 15 - Results
... Heavyweight Championship Weight Class Winner Loser Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Maurice Smith def ... Tank Abbott submission (punches) 808 Note 1 Heavyweight Superfight Heavyweight Randy Couture def ... Vitor Belfort TKO (punches) 816 Finals Heavyweight Mark Kerr def ...
Tommy Farr
... Clydach Vale, Wales and nicknamed "the Tonypandy Terror", he became British and Empire heavyweight champion on 15 March 1937 ... Prior to 1936, he had boxed in the light heavyweight division in which he was the Welsh champion ... He is considered one of the greatest British heavyweight fighters ...
Heavyweight - Kickboxing
... In kickboxing, a heavyweight fighter weighs between 88 kg (196 lb) and 100 kg (220 lb) ... over 100 kg (220 lb) are considered super heavyweights ...
UFC 19 - Results
... Joey Roberts TKO (referee stoppage due to cut) 1001 Heavyweight Pete Williams def ... Valeri Ignatov TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) 257 Heavyweight Kevin Randleman def ... Maurice Smith unanimous decision 1500 Light Heavyweight Jeremy Horn def ...
UFC 21 - Results
... Pederneiras TKO (doctor stoppage) 220 ... Note 1 Heavyweight Travis Fulton def ... David Dodd unanimous decision 2 Heavyweight Andre Roberts def ... Royce Alger KO (punch) 117 ... Heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kosaka def ...

More definitions of "heavyweight":

  • (noun): A professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds.
  • (noun): An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds.
  • (noun): A very large person; impressive in size or qualities.
    Synonyms: giant, hulk, whale
  • (noun): A wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds.