sparring partner

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a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight

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GLENN McCRORY (former world cruiserweight champion and Tyson sparring partner)
FRANK HOWARD, Bear Bryant's sparring partner at Clemson, on why he was so fond of the Bear: "It was his modesty He'd get up at 5:00 am.
Now he has directed a revival of Irma Vep in an open-ended run backed by major commercial off-Broadway producers, with himself playing Ludlam's roles and the extremely talented Stephen DeRosa as his sparring partner. The first thing to be said is that the production, designed by a dream team of Broadway designers--John Lee Beatty (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), and Paul Gallo (lighting)--looks like a million bucks.
Ultimately I think Wills does want a liberal religious leader, but only for a sparring partner.
So the thing is he'll be in and out really quick, score and get out and he did that with the first sparring partner (Abie Lopez).
Perez (24-11) lost via unanimous decision to Kambosos (16-0), who is Pacquiao's sparring partner for the fight against Lucas Matthysse.
It meant Joyce could not emulate former sparring partner Anthony Joshua, who is now world heavyweight champ, and who claimed amateur boxing's greatest prize at London 2012.
According to reports, the Filipino world champion knocked down a sparring partner in the training camp session last Thursday.
Sparring partner Viktor Postol, the number one contender in the World Boxing Council's super lightweight division, would undoubtedly agree after the Filipino southpaw left him with a broken nose in training last week.
That's why Smith often famously took along the considerable bulk of Glenn McCrory, our North East hero and former sparring partner to the Iron man.
Harrison's camp have leapt on rumours that Haye was floored in training by sparring partner and former world title challenger Tony Thompson.
AUDLEY Harrison declared he is ready to fulfil his destiny and beat former sparring partner David Haye to become the WBA world heavyweight champion.
Tony Thompson isn't a sparring partner, he's a world-ranked fighter.
JOE CALZAGHE'S preparations for his New York bout with Roy Jones Jr have suffered a blow after his sparring partner was refused entry into America.
MUTTLEY'S old sparring partner McCririck was creating mayhem in Channel 4's fly-on-the wall hair and beauty show The Salon this week.