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

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Carl Dilks (right) and Wayne Adeniyi | |(below) will fight for real after being former sparring partners
Rather than bringing over the typical sparring partners, guys used to just taking punishment, I have brought over a load of top-ten heavyweights, some of them unbeaten, with lots of ambition and pride.
I see what he does to quality, quality sparring partners on a daily basis.
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.
"He was asked if I have a glass jaw and he said 'what are you talking about, I spar with him and he's knocked lots of sparring partners out who are heavier'.
DAVID HAYE is in such peak form ahead of Saturday night's world heavyweight showdown with Wladimir Klitschko that he stood down his sparring partners a FORTnIGhT ago.
Both know each other well as they are former sparring partners.
The old sparring partners, Abstraction and Figuration, are no longer at odds.
A quick check through the index suggests that all the right names are here including wrinkly sparring partners Hertzberger and Koolhaas.
They're real sparring partners whose marriage will go the distance!
Scotland, seeded for the first time, were paired with the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Bosnia and old sparring partners the Faroe Islands and Estonia in Group Nine.
They seem like sparring partners until, later, they start to gang up on one man whose sexual orientation is different from their own.
Once Pacquiao extends his training rounds, he will rotate sparring partners to include Chavez and Autida.
His sparring partners and other coaches said to me, 'He's not bad, Richie'."