sparring partner

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

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Unbeaten Irish welterweight Byrne has served as a sparring partner for Filipino Pacquiao at trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in the build-up to both this fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and last December's victory over Oscar De La Hoya.
A scholarly tiff between New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff and Martin Duberman, biographer of Balanchine's patron and sparring partner Lincoln Kirstein, illustrated that the past is not set.
It is not surprising, then, who the authors' main sparring partner turns out to be.
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.
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.
AMIR KHAN will use sparring partner Manny Pacquiao as his inspiration to become a world champion.
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.
He was tempted back into the ring a year later, though, losing to former sparring partner Larry Holmes for the title.