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Marquis of Queensberry rules

[kweenz-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈkwinzˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, Boxing.
1.
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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