Queensberry rules


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Queensberry rules

pl.n.
Marquis of Queensberry rules.
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Queensberry rules

(ˈkwiːnzbərɪ; -brɪ)
pl n
1. (Boxing) the code of rules followed in modern boxing, requiring the use of padded gloves, rounds of three minutes, and restrictions on the types of blows allowed
2. informal gentlemanly or polite conduct, esp in a dispute
[(sense 1) C19: named after the ninth Marquess of Queensberry, who originated the rules in 1869]
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Queensberry rules

plQueensberry-Regeln pl
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1884: Jack Dempsey beat George Fulljames by knockout in the 22nd round at Staten Island, New York to win the world middleweight title - the first fight under Queensberry Rules.
WThe stain of antisemitism has ITH the Tory party engaged in a civil war (albeit one tempered by the Queensberry Rules), a competent opposition could expect to spend the summer shoring up a lead in the polls and presenting itself as a government in waiting.
'There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all.
Which sport is governed by the Queensberry Rules? 7.
1892: 'Gentleman' James (Jim) J Corbett beat John L Sullivan in 21 rounds in New Orleans and became the first world heavyweight boxing champion under Queensberry rules - with gloves and three-minute rounds.
1892: 'Gentleman' James (Jim) Corbett beat John L Sullivan in 21 rounds in New Orleans and became the first world heavyweight boxing champion under Queensberry rules - with gloves and three-minute rounds.
A century before that, Tom Allen and Jem Mace fought for the bare knuckle heavyweight championship, a prelude to John L Sullivan's clash with Gentleman Jim Corbett under Queensberry Rules.
Because the rescue effort of Filipino OFWs in Kuwait failed to abide by the Queensberry rules, Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa was served by the Kuwaiti foreign ministry his walking papers.
In 1867 Boxing's Queensberry Rules were laid down here - little wonder then that Mohammed Ali loved the place.
A relative rookie in Marquis of Queensberry rules, Saturday night's showing was only his 14th as a professional - he was written off prefight.
A relative rookie in Marquis of Queensberry rules - Saturday night's showing was only his 14th as a professional - he was written off pre-fight.
1933: The first officially recognised world heavyweight boxing champion under Queensberry Rules, 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett, died at the age of 66.