Definition of ringside in English:

ringside

noun

  • The area immediately beside a boxing ring or circus ring.

    • ‘And Mark, how about sending us some ringside tickets for your first bout?’
    • ‘Leonard himself, sitting ringside with his TV smile gone and his eyes severe, knows a good fight will win over the crowd.’
    • ‘Working at ringside fired his interest in the sport even more and he began to learn the ins and outs of wrestling promotion from his father.’
    • ‘Championship gloves are closely inspected for thickness and weight, a ringside doctor is present at every title fight and an ambulance stands by containing clinical resuscitation, life-support and monitoring equipment.’
    • ‘He shouted into Larry Merchant's microphone as he ran off to join the ringside celebration after his unification of the 3 heavyweight titles and victory over 3-time champion Evander Holyfield.’
    • ‘But the standout features of his impressive victory were his tough mental resilience in the face of difficult ringside circumstances, and the huge knock-out punch that floored his opponent in the tenth round.’
    • ‘Witter won easily in a preliminary fight and immediately left the ringside to challenge Hatton.’
    • ‘My press credentials and my contacts among the San Jose fight managers got me ringside tickets to the Olympic Trials at the Cow Palace in the environs of San Francisco.’
    • ‘Even in his last days he was fully conscious of his approaching end, and thought of the famous ringside battles at which he had officiated.’
    • ‘I was the only person still at ringside with a camera, so I photographed the dramatic sequence of events.’
    • ‘One of her main supporters is her stepfather Mike Patterson, who often travels with her, encouraging her from ringside.’
    • ‘As the ringside bell tolls, the boxing match gets underway sending Billy spiraling into revenge, desperation and bitter betrayal!’
    • ‘He offers his hard-earned words of wisdom and monitors the novice's progress from the first day of training, through rigorous one-to-one instruction and is ringside when seconds count out, signalling the main event.’
    • ‘When the promoter appeared at the ringside he was loudly booed by the audience.’
    • ‘Having them ringside really motivates me to keep going toward my dream - boxing in the Olympics and eventually going professional.’

adverb & adjective

  • Beside a boxing ring or circus ring.

    as adjective ‘a ringside judge’
    as adverb ‘Ed and I were seated ringside’
    • ‘Phillips, the only boxer to beat Kostya Tszyu, was ringside to see Witter breeze to his first European title defence.’
    • ‘Still, every time World Wrestling Federation rolls through Dallas, Nash and his little buddy ringside.’
    • ‘The great sports writer Ring Lardner was an expert on the sport, a man who was ringside for every major fight of his era.’
    • ‘I was ringside when Johnny made his pro debut aged 21.’
    • ‘On completion of this course he will be awarded a diploma as a ring side doctor.’
    • ‘Those of us who have been ringside at his fights know he is the real thing, a tremendous champion and a great ambassador for the sport.’
    • ‘Hobson was ringside to see 39-year-old Thompson regain the IBO belt by defeating South African Sebastiaan Rothmann.’
    • ‘Since Beijing he has been eager to turn pro and to this end will be ringside with promoter Bob Arum at the Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight this weekend’
    • ‘Mike Tyson was ringside to see Vargas in action’
    • ‘Steve Murray will be ringside after being promised a crack at the winner later in the year.’
    • ‘Entrance fees for a handful of the sea-front carnivals are EUR10 for standing and EUR20 for a ring-side seat.’
    • ‘In professional boxing, medical expertise is ringside.’
    • ‘How often do you go ringside to watch a bout?’
    • ‘He had a ring-side seat watching the amateur boxing bout.’
    • ‘This is a blow-by-blow account of the fight from someone who had a ring-side seat.’
    • ‘Jacqui Frazier's Papa Joe, Larry Holmes and other notable former fighters were ringside for the fight.’
    • ‘And it wasn't latter day boxing fans he had to impress; it was sports writers whose perspective was ringside.’
    • ‘Mr. Tessitore and Mr. LeDue were ringside to call the fight.’
    • ‘Muttley, whose real name is Lee Woodley, was ringside for the contest but left without saying anything about the man who will surely now be his next opponent.’
    • ‘There was nothing left to block his view of the park; he'd have ring side seats - at least for the opening act.’

Pronunciation

ringside

/ˈrɪŋsʌɪd/