Definition of prizefight in English:



  • A boxing match fought for prize money.

    • ‘The physical toll of a prizefight is often not apparent immediately following the contest.’
    • ‘Like hitting the slot machine right and watching coins come spilling out, a major prizefight is similar in that regard.’
    • ‘The most important prizefight in boxing's history would take place on Boxing's biggest stage - Madison Square Garden.’
    • ‘In ‘The Death of Benny Paret,’ Mailer describes a prizefight he witnessed where one boxer beats another to death in the ring.’
    • ‘Moreover, he is often part of the broadcast teams at the major prizefights.’
    • ‘The whole point of a debate - like a prizefight - is for somebody to win, and a pundit who declares a debate a draw is as worthless as the pundit who says ‘no comment’ to a direct question.’
    • ‘He achieved recognition with the bravura Stag at Sharkey's (1907; Cleveland, Mus. of Art), a vivid representation of an illegal prizefight.’
    • ‘Before the eating of chicken wings began around 8 a.m., 29 contestants made grand entrances with their entourages, as if this were a prizefight.’
    • ‘With the fight less than a week away, as many as half the seats remain unsold, but when the television money comes in, it could still end up being the richest prizefight ever.’
    • ‘Eric considers this phase of the research as similar to a prizefight.’
    • ‘A variant of the Gursky crowd scene, Klitschko depicts the scene of a prizefight in Germany.’
    • ‘He grasped his hands together and shook them above his head as if in a title prizefight.’
    • ‘The project culminates in a Battle of the Bands that has all the hoopla of a Rocky prizefight.’
    • ‘Last night nearly 5,000 people in Cardiff witnessed a massacre and not a prizefight.’
    • ‘During one prizefight in Nevada, the World deployed four-foot-tall puppets to illustrate the blows as they were transmitted by telegraph from ringside.’
    • ‘But in Maggie's fatal prizefight the German fighter hits her from behind after the bell has rung, and what happens next is pure accident.’
    contest, fixture, match, game, event, trial, test, test match, meeting



/ˈprīzˌfīt/ /ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt/