sparring mate

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Noun1.sparring mate - a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
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There's the winner of the Spence-Garcia showdown and there's former sparring mate and current World Boxing Council titlist Shawn Porter, coming off a win last week.
Manila's tourism department could also not confirm that managers have another sparring mate for Pacquiao in December in the Philippines.
She has also been nicknamed the "female Jack Dempsey" by her Holyrood club-mates, a moniker she deserves according to her sparring mate Ken Buchanan.
And with Roy Keane, his old sparring mate in the centre of midfield now gone from the national squad, the former Home Farm player is now an even more important member of McCarthy's team., the website for the local daily in the Philippines, stated that Pacquiao put down sparring mate Stan Martyniouk in a recent sparring session.
"When we were still young, I saw how Manny worked hard to help uplift his family from poverty," says Nino Jumao-as, one of Pacquiao's best friends during his childhood days and his first sparring mate when he took up boxing.
He said the same thing has happened when he fought Pacquiao's former sparring mate Provodnikov.
Adrian Young, Manny Pacquiao's latest sparring mate, marveled at the Filipino ring superstar's lethal combination of speed and power after their three-round session on Tuesday.
Boxing trainer Ronnie Shields believes a match between Manny Pacquiao and former sparring mate Amir Khan could go both ways.