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ringside seat

1. Literally, a front-row seat next to a boxing ring (thought to be the best place to watch the match). Wow, you got ringside seats to that fight? They must have cost thousands!
2. By extension, a place in close proximity to a certain situation or event. I unexpectedly had a ringside seat when a fight broke out at the bar. Living near this forest my whole life, I've had a ringside seat to witness the change in the population of birds.
See also: ringside, seat

ringside view

1. Literally, a front-row seat next to a boxing ring (thought to be the best place to watch the match). Wow, you got a ringside view to that fight? That must have cost thousands!
2. By extension, a place in close proximity to a certain situation or event. I unexpectedly had a ringside view when a fight broke out at the bar. Living near this forest my whole life, I've had a ringside view to witness the change in the population of birds.
See also: ringside, view

have a ringside seat

1. Literally, to have a front-row seat next to a boxing ring (thought to be the best place to watch the match). Wow, you have ringside seats to that fight? They must have cost thousands!
2. By extension, to be in close proximity to a certain situation or event. I unexpectedly had a ringside seat when a fight broke out at the bar. Living near this forest my whole life, I've had a ringside seat to witness the change in the population of birds.
See also: have, ringside, seat

have a ringside view

1. Literally, to have a front-row seat next to a boxing ring (thought to be the best place to watch the match). Wow, you have a ringside view to that fight? They must have cost thousands!
2. By extension, to be in close proximity to a certain situation or event. I unexpectedly had a ringside view when a fight broke out at the bar. Living near this forest my whole life, I've had a ringside view to witness the change in the population of birds.
See also: have, ringside, view

ringside seat

A place providing a close view of something, as in We lived right next door, so we had ringside seats for their quarrels. This term presumably came from boxing, where it denotes the seats just outside the boxing ring. [c. 1860]
See also: ringside, seat

a ringside seat

or

a ringside view

If you have a ringside seat or a ringside view, you have an excellent and clear view of what is happening somewhere. From this hotel, you get a ringside seat at the volcano's performance. The first US presidential election for which I had a ringside seat was that which brought John F. Kennedy to office over 30 years ago. Note: In boxing, the ringside seats are the seats that are closest to the ring and have the best view.
See also: ringside, seat

have a ringside ˈseat/ˈview

(informal) be in a very good position to see something happen: My flat overlooks the central square, so I had a ringside view of the demonstration.
At a boxing match or a circus, a ringside seat is one which is closest to the ring.
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In order to identify and prevent TBI in boxing, the following good practice guidelines are proposed based on personal and collective evidence of experienced ringside physicians and clinical acumen:
But AIBA had stated that coaches can't be at ringside, a decision they reversed on Tuesday.
Why he was ringside and why he was in the ring afterwards celebrating and so forth I have no idea.
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The fact that Mosley and DeLa Hoya were both sitting ringside during that fight did definitely give me more motivation, because these are guys in my weight class and these are guys that I consider myself in the same category with.
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Block, who was also ringside at the sweltering venue, said stony-faced: 'I don't know who is to blame but certainly the security was not adequate and bringing two fighters together in that situation was not advisable.
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As Mayweather , who turns 40 in three months, was shown on the screen watching at ringside with his daughter, talks of a potential rematch with Pacquiao resurfaced.
Both the referee and the ringside physician are entrusted with the safety of the boxer in the ring.
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