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In the first amateur boxing championships took place under the Queensberry rules. In the Chicago Tribune started another amateur competition called the Golden Gloves. It grew into a national competition rivaling that of the AAU. Amateur boxing spread rapidly to other countries and resulted in several major international tournaments taking place annually, biennially, or, as in the case of the Olympic Games , every four years. While many of the matches were held for charity and featured no decisions, several regulatory groups were formed, and they established rules, sanctioned events, and ranked competitors. Intercollegiate boxing has a venerable tradition in Great Britain. By the early s many British aristocrats thought boxing to be a required skill for a well-rounded gentleman, and soon thereafter pugilism was encouraged as an appropriate exercise for young college men though only at the amateur level.
A dozen of the United States' best amateur boxers, including world champions Kelcie Banks, Ken Gould and Darin Allen, face an impressive group of Soviet opponents in scheduled three-round bouts starting at p. The competition will be governed by rules of the International Amateur Boxing Association and the event will be taped for a national-television audience. Banks, a pound featherweight from Chicago, won the amateur world title by a decision over Cuba's Jesus Sollet.
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