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Synonyms for sparring

an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms


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Eight-year-old Caitlin Richardson took a well-deserved second place in her sparring category and was the youngest competitor in the forms section, where she finished fifth.
James Parker was third in the junior continuous sparring, Mark Grosse second in the Under 75kilo continuous sparring and Jack Lupton second in the Under 65 kilo continuous sparring.
Black belt Callum McDonald, 11, who achieved gold in continuous sparring and silver in point-stop sparring, followed on from this success.
Next up were the Tonks brothers Sam and Harrison, both winning gold medals in the black belt divisions patterns and sparring.
Silver medals were won by Emily Aitkenhead (individual sparring); Areti Lymperopoulou, her daughter Artemis McIntyre and Ruby Morrison (Team Poomsae) while Areti, Dilyana Radulova and Holly Rivett (team sparring) also won silver.
Amie Beth Ferrley struck gold in sparring and team patterns, Grzegorz Bakowski gold in sparring.
Pacquiao logged in 15 rounds of sparring last week.
"Mirena Festorazzi, aged 10, picked up a gold medal in the girls' red belt sparring category, having over five fights to get there, while her brother Marco just missed out on gold in the boys red belt sparring category.
Eight-year-old Georgia Williams won a gold in sparring and a bronze in tag, while Ally Williams clinched a silver in the ladies sparring event.
GEORGE GROVES claims he has Chris Eubank Jnr's number because he hurt him in sparring when they were younger.
Andrew and Owen also took part in tag team sparring, each winning a silver medal.
Famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach doesn't mind seeing his prized pupil Manny Pacquiao go on slow starts during his sparring sessions in preparation for the Jeff Horn bout come July 2.
According to reports, the Filipino world champion knocked down a sparring partner in the training camp session last Thursday.
In the Black Belt section, Daniel Jaine was first in sparring, Tanvi Patel first in sparring and patterns and Rob Cooper second in patterns.
RICKY BURNS reckons he'll sparkle in his world title showdown thanks to his intense sparring regime.