Vanity Fair Print - Marquess of Queensberry
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Title: Marquess of Queensberry, 'a good light weight'.
Date: Nov 10th 1877
Description: Statesmen No. 261 . Marquess of Queensberry by Spy. The Marquess of Queensberry rules is a code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing. They were named so because John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry publicly endorsed the code, although they were written by a sportsman named John Graham Chambers. The code of rules on which modern boxing is based, the Queensberry rules were the first to mention gloves in boxing.-The Queensberry rules are intended for use in both professional and amateur boxing matches, thus separating it from the less popular American Fair Play Rules, which were strictly intended for amateur matches.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. 7343