There has been talk of another superfight under Queensberry rules
against Manny Pacquiao but the Notorious will return to the octagon at some point next year.
Verdict Queensberry Rules
, who has shown high-class handicap form over 1m and 1m2f, comes out best on the trends.
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.
The book examines the lives of the major pugilists at the time and the era in which the Queensberry Rules
were coming into play in the sport.
The so-called "Queensberry Rules
," published two years later, introduced the mandatory use of gloves and functioned as a code of conduct that demanded fair play and sportsmanship.
ON THIS DAY 1884: Jack Dempsey beat George Fulljames by a knockout in the 22nd round at Staten Island, New York to win the world middleweight title - the first fight under Queensberry Rules
Even fight-loving Victorians could stomach only so much suffering in the ring, which hastened the arrival of the Marquess of Queensberry rules
and the end of bare-knuckle bouts.
In this four-volume reference set, Goldman, an author, theatrical researcher at Packard Humanities Institute, and former editor of boxing magazines, presents alphabetical entries on about 2,600 boxers from 1791 to the present, divided into the bare knuckle era, transitional era, Queensberry Rules
Era, and female boxers, with physical and biographical data and bout results.
The Marquess of Queensberry rules
hold no sway here: it's win at all costs even if that means your rival leaves the arena in a wooden casket.
Boxing has had a rather chequered history since its origins in prize fighting, evolving into the glove bout sport of today and the adoption of the so-called 'Queensberry Rules
' in 1865.
Although designed specifically for people with Asperger's Syndrome, this also works as a compact reference for anyone trying to find out what "Queensberry Rules
" actually are and, if they are said to be rolling in it, what "it" is.
It includes images of Jem Mace and Larry Foley who were keen promoters of gloved fighting under the Queensberry rules
during the 1870s and 1880s.