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heavyweight

1. n. an important person; a successful person; a leader. Mr. Wilson is a heavyweight in local government.
2. mod. important; successful. Vince is one of the heavyweight operators in this business.
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There's going to be over 2400lbs of heavyweight on the main card - something we've never done in the history of the UFC.
The Cuban fought Vitali Klitschko for the Ukrainian's heavyweight title as did Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson, the American with a 24-1-1 record.
In this day of the large heavyweight, it makes one wonder how he will compete should he rise into the top 10 and beyond.
Nelson has been the WBO's cruiserweight world champion since 1999 but is considering a move back to the lucrative heavyweight division.
Carrying a sheaf of telegrams in downtown Union City, New Jersey, Jimmy was drawn to a huge crowd that had assembled outside the offices of the Hudson Dispatch, where two megaphone-wielding staffers were providing a blow-by-blow account of the heavyweight championship fight in Toledo.
Jones picked up a cool $10 million for beating Ruiz, however, and Lewis believes there are other heavyweight challengers out there who could tempt the American into defending his new title.
The Brooklyn born Briggs, 35, continues to thrill boxing fans ever since he won his first-ever World Title from former WBO Heavyweight Champion Sergei Liakhovich last November.
But I also think that if he or his people (Arreola is managed by Henry Mendez) wanted to keep him undefeated, they shouldn't have taken this fight with me because in his amateur career and professional career, he has never fought a heavyweight of my caliber.
It had been 10 years since promoter Bob Arum was involved in a heavyweight title fight.
He defeated now WBO heavyweight title holder Lamon Brewster in 2000, and has stepped into the ring with such outstanding heavyweights as Jameel McCline, Wladimir Klitschko and Lawrence Clay-Bey.
Tarver (22-2, 18 KOs), the World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion, and Johnson (41-9-2, 8 KOs), who holds the International Boxing Federation belt, likely will be stripped of their titles for not meeting mandatory challengers.
The Main Event will feature highly regarded Swedish heavyweight Attila Levin (29-1 23KO) vs.
We believe that he is one of the top young heavyweights in the world.
In fact, many heavyweights must be thinking the same thing: Lewis is as vulnerable as ever.