prize ring


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prize ring

n.
1. A platform enclosed by ropes on which contending boxers meet.
2. Professional boxing.
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prize ring

n
1. (Boxing) the enclosed area or ring used by prizefighters
2. (Boxing) the prize ring the sport of prizefighting
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prize ring - a square ring where boxers fightprize ring - a square ring where boxers fight  
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
ring - a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
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References in classic literature ?
They are to them what the racetrack and the prize ring, the theater and the movies are to us.
The careers of many of these early Welsh pugilists have never before been recorded but this book, illustrated by rare portraits and images, features a dramatic account of the career of "Paddington" Jones, the first Welshman to make his mark in the London Prize Ring.
On October 11, 1881, he fought Jimmy Highland in one of the most harrowing battles the prize ring has seen.
Born in Boston's South End to Irish immigrant parents, Sullivan was the last of the bare-knuckle champs fighting under the old "London Prize Ring Rules," which once governed the sport.
It appears, of late, as if all the indignation which might justifiably be directed towards the sins of different departments of modern life, theological, political, social, &c., were withdrawn from the rest, and turned towards the performances of the prize ring, and of those who "go in" for that amusement and branch of "science."
But unlike the hit Brad Pitt film that put brawling on the silver screen, these bouts are NOT illegal and they DO have rules - London Prize Ring rather than Marquess of Queensbury.
The 18th-century London Prize Ring rules were an early attempt to regulate what?
Closing can be compared to two fighters in the prize ring. The full climax is reached when the two opponents oppose each other in the ring.
While the rest of the UK's prize ring managers and promoters are enjoying well earned breaks during the close season, the Mancunian fight boss is hard at it as usual.
It featured further verbal allusions to Sayers and the Benicia Boy as well as a scene in which Edmund and Edgar fight in a prize ring in open country.