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sparring partner

a person who practises with a boxer during training
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Manny Paquiao lands a jab on sparring partner Jessie Roman.
"Donnie started training last month and his sparring partners are youthful punchers Jeo Santisina and KJ Cataraja and ex-world title challengers Jonas Sultan and Arthur Villanueva," said ALA Boxing lead trainer Edito Villamor.
Waseem added that many boxers are happy to see him back at training in Vegas and sparring partners available there are giving him tough time.
is an unbeaten Australian prospect who helped Pacquiao in his prepartions in the Philippines while Czar Amonsot is a Filipino veteran who now lives in Australia and served as Horn's chief sparring partner in the closing stages of training camp.
FORMER sparring partners Carl Dilks and Wayne Adeniyi fight for real tomorrow night in a clash for the Central Area title.
But the 32-year-old, who defeated Russian giant Nikolay Valuev to claim the WBA belt, is confident his stable of sparring partners will have him more than ready to face Fury.
TRAINER Billy Nelson has revealed he is going to have to look abroad for sparring partners that can keep up with Ricky Burns as he tipped the Scot to hit top form in his latest WBO lightweight title defence.
The WBO lightweight champion even has some of his sparring partners mimic Vazquez's style to help hone his technique.
His sparring partners at manager Jon Pegg's gym in Birmingham include Max Maxwell, who challenged for British honours earlier this year, and hard-as-nails journeyman Terry Carruthers.
"Plus Glenn had had the dubious privilege of being one of Tyson's sparring partners when Iron Mike was red hot.
"I pay my sparring partners a lot of money and because they're in Freddie Roach's gym, they're out to prove how good they are.