prizefighter

Definitions of prizefighter
  1. noun
    a professional boxer
    synonyms: gladiator
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    Cassius Marcellus Clay
    United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
    James John Corbett
    United States heavyweight boxing champion (1866-1933)
    William Harrison Dempsey
    United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (1895-1983)
    Charles Liston
    United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)
    Joseph Louis Barrow
    United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion for 12 years (1914-1981)
    Rocco Marciano
    United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship in 1952 (1924-1969)
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    James Joseph Tunney
    United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship by defeating Jack Dempsey twice (1898-1978)
    Michael Gerald Tyson
    United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (born in 1966)
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    featherweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
    heavyweight
    a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
    cruiserweight, light heavyweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
    lightweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
    middleweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 155 and 160 pounds
    welterweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
    type of:
    boxer, pugilist
    someone who fights with his fists for sport
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