1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 175 pounds (78.7 kilograms), between super middleweight and cruiserweight.
2. A boxer competing in this weight division.
3. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
4. A contestant in this weight division.
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