Marquis of Queensberry rules

Marquis of Queensberry rules

[kweenz-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun Boxing.
a set of basic rules for modern boxing, requiring among the main provisions the use of gloves instead of bare knuckles and the 10-second count for a knockout.
Also called Queensberry rules.


Origin:
named after Sir John Sholto Douglas (1844–1900), 8th Marquis of Queensberry, who supervised the formulation of these rules in 1867

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