prizefight


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prizefight

a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries
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After his brutal loss to Canelo Alvarez, it will be a long road back to a major prizefight. Should he win consecutive fights, Khan can perhaps earn another title fight by late 2019.
"Ten Thousand Words a Minute "--ostensibly about a championship prizefight that failed to last three minutes--is perhaps the piece that best exemplifies all of Mailer's strengths or contributions.
A less public part of Churchill's economic life, which Lough narrates with the verve of a prizefight, is his many-decade struggle against the taxman.
The centrality of gambling to the affair--both in its internal logic and peripherally, in all likelihood, among its audience--makes the "trial of wit" in essence a verbal equivalent of the early modern prizefight, a form with which it shares circumstantial features as well.
Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope's exacting measurements of the relative motion of the two galaxies, it's a virtual certainty they will engage in a massive prizefight 3 to 5 billion years hence, with the result being a merger that will ultimately create a giant red elliptical galaxy.
After all, 40,000 people want to enter a Madison Square Garden (they cannot cease babbling about it) where you can get in 18000 for a prizefight. Modi beats Madonna.
Early film form owes much to the conventions of boxing spectatorship, and more significantly many of the formal innovations introduced by prizefight films arose as a means to channel the potential physicality of spectatorship.
This reviewer has made the point in his own writing on the subject that when Mike Tyson earned $30 million for his infamous ear-biting prizefight with Evander Holyfield he was in effect plugging into an immense social mechanism that he had not created, but on top of which he had added his own skill and brawn.
If this were a prizefight and I the transmission theory, 1 would certainly echo the sagacious words made famous long ago by the great boxer Robert Duran: No mas.
Rightly so, whether or not that one-punch "wonder" had pushed him a full notch higher in prizefight value was really hard to determine.
If commerce defines identity and capital defines the social worth of a man, then this fighter, who is unwilling to split the prizefight purse and instead insists that the winner-take-all, represents the repressive norm in this male, urban world.
Tom Brady made the very first start of his career against Peyton Manning and the Colts, efficiently helping the Patriots to victory at old Foxboro Stadium and taking round one of what has become almost an annual prizefight between these two NFL heavyweights over the last 13 seasons.