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In combat sports, a cornerman, or simply corner, is a coach or teammate 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.
In boxing, cornermen are called seconds, the term is also applicable to the assistants of participants in a duel.
- Chuck Bodak, a legendary boxing cutman and trainer who worked with over 50 World Champions including Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Tommy Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez, Evander Holyfield, and Oscar De La Hoya.
- Angelo Dundee, an American boxing trainer and cornerman best known for his work with Muhammad Ali (1960–1981).