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- n. A code of rules governing professional and amateur boxing, published in 1867 and endorsed by the ninth Marquess of Queensberry.
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During his adventurous life he had enjoyed scraps in most stratas of society, so that he was aware that the Queensberry rules have many variations, but that evening in the pitch-dark basement he received an education.
The British Empire's no more, the British raj no more and we've a different enemy now, smarter rougher dedicated totalitarian fanatic, with no Queensberry rules and a worldwide plan that's lavishly funded by whatever it takes.
The exchanges had been so brutal that there was an outcry, and the new Marquess of Queensberry rules were introduced a few years later.