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A cornerman giving instructions.
A cornerman giving instructions.

A cornerman, or simply corner, is a combat sports term for a coach or team mate assisting a fighter during the length of a bout. The cornerman remains outside the combat area during the fight, but in proximity, and can assist the fighter through instruction. This instruction can take place in between rounds, as in boxing. The cornerman often performs cutman duties such as inspecting lacerations, applying ice to reduce swelling, and stopping bleeding. A combat sport is a competitive sport involving the use of punch, kick, throw, joint locks, and/or a weapon for attack and defence. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... Cutman Dave Tenny working on Cathy Wildcat Collins during a boxing bout. ...

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