Marquis of Queensbury rules

Marquis of Queensbury rules

Sports medicine Boxing rules promulgated in 1866, that require gloves in all rounds, a 10-second count poist-knockdown, and matching fighters by weight. Cf Broughton rules.
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Apparently the Hearts lawyer, no doubt employed at great expense, was quoting law from the 1800s and even the Marquis of Queensbury rules trying to get a case tossed out that should never have been brought in the first place.
The introduction in 1867 of the Marquis of Queensbury rules changed the challenge into a sport, including ending the days of bareknuckle (although the original still thrives illegally underground) pugilism.
Who was the first man to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title under the Marquis of Queensbury Rules? 27.
Cultural references that stand front-and-center in their respective works--the title of Have Spacesuit--Will Travel as a play on the television Western Have Gun--Will Travel--get their due, but so do a throwaway line about "Marquis of Queensbury Rules" in The Rolling Stones (1952) and the membership of a minor character in Tunnel in the Sky (1955) in an all-female military unit called the "Amazons." The only obvious omission is the names of planets and stars: a deliberate (if regrettable) choice on Sullivan's part, explained in the introduction.
I suspect that in his dealings with the smugglers, mutineers, gamblers and other rough and dangerous men who infested Alaska in those days, he probably did not always follow Marquis of Queensbury rules.
Over the summer the season ticket money sat in the bank account while the other half and I quarrelled - Marquis of Queensbury rules mind you - over the various merits of taking the plunge again following yet another dismal end to a season.
No, the real union objection is that the argument on the antiunion side is too persuasive, even under the Marquis of Queensbury rules that make it an unfair labor practice for the employer to threaten retaliation to the workers who vote to join a union.
Perhaps the officer and Paddy could settle it in a gentlemanly way - Marquis of Queensbury Rules. Then we'd see some real police harassment.
McCain's aides are like "guerrilla fighters fighting those who are following Marquis of Queensbury rules", he said.
Howard Hunt, and all the other red, white, and blue Frankenstein monsters like him, were doing precisely what most Americans and their government wanted them to: ignore the Marquis of Queensbury rules and defeat the Red Menace using any methods.
"Traditionally, health groups have been reluctant to mix it up in the political arena," Barr says, "but we quickly learned that in this fight, the Marquis of Queensbury rules didn't apply and that if we didn't get in close and play hardball the same way the industry was playing, in the end we would have nothing to show for it but our dignity, and there would be no legislation."
The adoption of the Marquis of Queensbury rules and the requirement that boxers wear gloves transformed what had been perceived as an uncivilized exercise in animal brutality into what became celebrated as a scientific display of self-defense.