- Balboa, Rocky lower-class Philadelphia boxer wins golden opportunity to fight in prize bout. [Am. Cinema: Rocky ]
- Byron, Cashel prizefighter; gives up boxing for wealthy lady. [Br. Lit.: Cashel Byron’s Profession ]
- Dares one of Aeneas’s companions; noted for his boxing skill. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
- Entellus powerful Sicilian boxer; won match for Anchises against Dares. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
- Eryx great boxer; killed at own game by challenger, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 97]
- Golden Boy violinist turns boxer for fame, wealth. [Am. Lit.: Golden Boy ]
- Great White Hope 1910 personification of white peoples’ aspirations for a white heavyweight champion. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
- Palooka, Joe comicdom’s great white hope. [Comics: Horn, 343–344]
- Queensberry, Marquis of (Sir John Douglas, 1844–1900) established basic rules of boxing. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2257]
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pugilism (pyōō´jəlĬz´əm): see boxing.
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