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light heavyweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 160--175 pounds (72.5--79.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 75--81 kg (165--179 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a light-heavyweight bout
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 192--214 pounds (87--97 kg))
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