Queensberry rules

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Definition

the Queensberry rules: a code of rules followed in boxing
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'Queensberry rules' are a set of generally-accepted rules for English boxing. They were named after the Marquess of Queensberry, who publicly endorsed these rules in the 19th century. The Queensberry rules include the '10 seconds' rule and other basic rules of fairness.

Examples

  • "with fisticuffs, you know, the Queensberry rules."

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