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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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Knowing the possibility of winning at least a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division due to scarcity of entries from other countries, the boxing association executive director gave Marvin a two-way ticket to try out.
THE British Boxing Board of Control have passed a proposed rule change for reserves in Prizefighter ahead of the International Heavyweights night at Alexandra Palace on May 7, live on Sky Sports.
On the night that Hopkins fights Jones in Las Vegas Haye defends his WBA heavyweight title against Ruiz in front of 20,000 at the MEN in Manchester.
I've seen a lot of 6-foot-5, 6-foot-6, 6-foot-7, 250-, 260-pound heavyweights that I believe couldn't hold a candle to Eddie Chambers.
Braddock dealt with this loss stoically, confident that his status as top contender for the light heavyweight crown ensured a lucrative future.
2003: February 8 - Loses European (EBU) heavyweight title bout.
Unfortunately when a dominant heavyweight is dethroned or packs up, it leaves a big void which no-one is actually ready to fill and the standard of boxing suffers.
For Roy Jones to move up to heavyweight was a challenge he just couldn't pass up,'' said Lewis.
Povetkin will risk his undefeated record and WBA heavyweight crown against former two-time heavyweight champion and current No.
New Yorker Barrett, 37, has twice challenged for heavyweight world titles, losing to WBC champion Hasim Rahman and WBA belt-holder Nikolay Valuev.
Last Saturday in Paris Haye sensationally won the WBA and WBC cruiserweight titles and immediately decided to move to heavyweight.
Even fewer thought the movie's premise of an aging, 58-year-old Rocky Balboa making a comeback to fight the current heavyweight champion of the world, Tarver's character Mason ``The Line'' Dixon, would fly.
He's definitely going to go back in there with another heavyweight because that was by far the biggest purse of his life.
The hottest property in boxing will attempt to wrestle the WBA heavyweight title from the waist of John Ruiz in Las Vegas.
In one of the most anticipated battles of the year, the current heavyweight champion, Shannon Briggs will square off in a 12-rounder against the Russian fighter Sultan Ibragimov for the WBO Heavyweight title.