In this song, lead singer John McClure rails against 9-to-5 conformity. "Heavyweight Champion Of The World" tells a story of under-achievers, with the use of the ironic hook "Just be like everybody else." The song title is taken from a line of Barry Hines book A Kestrel For A Knave
. Like the song, the book's main character is an under-achieving young boy growing up in Yorkshire.