a boxer between a light heavyweight and a heavyweight, with a maximum weight of 200 pounds (90.7 kg)
Origin of cruiserweight; from cruiser (): from their being the second-heaviest weight class and the second-heaviest type of warship
- A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms), between light heavyweight and heavyweight.
- A boxer competing in this weight division. In both senses also called junior heavyweight.
Origin of cruiserweightPossibly after the cruiser, warship, the second heaviest warship.