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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Interlude, paralude, play, jig, "themes," debate, arraignment, scolding bout, wrestling match, prizefight, bearbait, pantomime, recital, prose, verse, extemporal, rehearsed: these are the various modes against which Taylor and Fennor define their activity, and the cultural frames of reference needed to comprehend it.
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.
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.
Faulkner's imagery recalls an early-twentieth century boxing ring, not merely a crudely organized prizefight.
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.
43) One prizefight Queensberry attended between the American and English champions had to be held in a muddy field outside a small French town.
had the pay-per-view rights to Mayweather's prizefight against Juan Marquez.
In the 1920s, boxing fans' demands concerning prizefight reporting produced sound innovations and a private broadcasting infrastructure that frustrated corporate control.
Round 153 - the annual prizefight between punters and the auld enemy.
A classic example of the co-existence of modernity and tradition was the arrival in Merthyr in 1841 of the railway from Cardiff, which was celebrated by a bareknuckle prizefight between John Nash, champion of the Cyfarthfa works, and Shoni Sguborfawr (John Jones) "Emperor" of "China" and Rebecca rioter, later deported to Tasmania.