a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match.
Also, prize fight.


prizefighter, noun
prizefighting, noun Unabridged
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prizefight (ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt)
a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries

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Example sentences
And he dished out some grisly entertainment for those who liked their prizefight stories raw and red.
His head and lips were battered and swollen, as if he'd been in a prizefight.
Although a prizefight is the pivotal point of interest, this film is more than a pugilistic yarn.
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