Prize Ring

  • (noun): The ring where boxers fight.
    Synonyms: boxing ring

Some articles on prize ring:

Jack Broughton
... at that time) evolved later into the London Prize Ring rules which are widely regarded as the foundation stone of the sport that would become boxing, prior to the development of the Marquess of ... His code of 7 rules formed guidelines for the sport until the London Prize Ring Rules (1838, which expanded upon Broughton's code) ... eyes, broken jaws and bloody noses...” They were never used in the professional prize ring ...
London Prize Ring Rules - Fighters
... Famous fighters of prize ring include William "Bendigo" Thompson, Tom Cribb, Jack Broughton, James "Deaf" Burke, "Professor" Mike Donovan, Tom Allen ... England's last prize ring great was "gypsy" Jem Mace, and America's was John L ... is the last fighter to have won a "world" championship under the London Prize Ring Rules in 1882 against Paddy Ryan and was the last champion to defend a title under the rules in 1889 against Jake Kilrain ...

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