heavyweight heavyweight  /ˈhɛ vi ˌweɪt/


  1. (n) an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
  2. (n) a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
  3. (n) a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
  4. (n) a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  5. (n) a person of exceptional importance and reputation



  • In 1923, smart Joe Jacobs got Battling Siki, a coal-black African, to defend his world's light-heavyweight championship against his own boy, Mike McTigue.


  1. WWE World Heavyweight Championship: The Case for the Miz Entering the Title Hunt

    It's common knowledge that, as of late, the World Heavyweight Championship has become little more than an afterthought to both fans and arguably the men not actively competing for the Big Gold Belt. It's almost as if Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio (with their co-stars) are in their own little world when it comes to what they're doing. For a belt that's as rich in history as the Big Gold Belt ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Rashad Evans Still Open to Middleweight Opportunities, but Wants to Fight Jon Jones Again

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans got back in the winner’s column by defeating MMA legend Dan Henderson via split-decision at UFC 161 on Saturday night.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Evans wins split decision in UFC 161

    Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson went into their UFC 161 main event looking to remain in the mix for a future shot at champion Jon Jones.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "It's been 10 years since the heavyweight championship has been fought in Britain and everyone knows I had to go to Germany to take the title away from Nikolay Valuev," Haye told a press conference.
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: David Haye Source: CNN

  2. "It's not about a heavyweight fight," Crowe said in an interview with AP Television News. "What it is, is much more like two (guitarists) playing together, two people singing together."
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Russell Crowe Source: Washington Post

  3. "Congratulations to David Haye for his superb, courageous and determined performance in Germany last night to win the WBA Heavyweight crown -- Britain's first heavyweight champion for six years," Brown said.
    on Nov 8, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

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