One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See prize fight
- ‘But prizefighting was not, in fact, a major avenue of social mobility.’
- ‘If his radical Professional Boxing Act becomes law, it could significantly alter how prizefighting is conducted around the world.’
- ‘The government's task was made more difficult by the fact that wealthy and influential colonists were among the most devoted followers of prizefighting.’
- ‘In its heyday, boxing was known as prizefighting, a sporting event that is rich in history and culture.’
- ‘That said, modern boxing appears almost genteel alongside its prizefighting predecessor in which bareknuckled pugilists fought to exhaustion, with fights often lasting several hours.’
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