Definition of prizefighting in English:



  • See prizefight

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