As a rule, the sport of boxing accepts the Marquess of Queensberry rules as a recognised code of ethics.
John Sholto Douglas was a Scottish nobleman and the 9th Marquess of Queensberry.
He first endorsed the code publicly in 1867. They later became a written code of ethics by the sportsman John Graham Chambers.
Most people know bare-knuckle boxing as prizefighting or ancient fisticuffs. This was the original form of traditional boxing also related to some ancient combat sports.
Two individuals fight each other in bare knuckle boxing. But, unlike modern boxing rules, the fighters do not use boxing gloves or any other padding on their hands.
These 12 standard boxing rules were first established in 1867 by the Marquess of Queensberry.
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