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Marquis of Queensberry Rules Governing Contests for Endurance Thats right theres a new set of standard rules out for the fighters They were created by John Sholto Douglas and John Graham Chambers two of the worlds best boxers ever seen to hit the ring 1To be a fair stand-up boxing match in a twenty-four foot ring or as near that size as practicable 2No wrestling or hugging allowed 3The rounds to be of three minutes duration and one minutes time between rounds 4If either man fall through weakness or otherwise he must get up unassisted ten seconds to be allowed him to do so the other man meanwhile to return to his corner and when the fallen man is on his legs the round is to be resumed and continued until the three minutes have expired If one man fails to come to scratch in the ten seconds allowed it shall be in the power of the referee to give his award in favor of the other man 5A man hanging on the ropes in a helpless state with his toes off the ground shall be considered down 6No seconds or any other person to be allowed in the ring during the rounds 7Should the contest be stopped by any unavoidable interference the referee to name the time and place as soon as possible for finishing the contest so that the match must be won and lost unless the backers of both men agree to draw the stakes 8The gloves to be fair-sized boxing gloves of the best quality and new 9Should a glove burst or come off it must be replaced to the referees satisfaction 10A man on one knee is considered down and if struck is entitled to the stakes 11No shoes or boots with springs allowed 12The contest in all other respects to be governed by the
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