Pugilism Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Pugilism

  1. Balboa, Rocky lower-class Philadelphia boxer wins golden opportunity to fight in prize bout. [Am. Cinema: Rocky]
  2. Byron, Cashel prizefighter; gives up boxing for wealthy lady. [Br. Lit.: Cashel Byron’s Profession]
  3. Dares one of Aeneas’s companions; noted for his boxing skill. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  4. Entellus powerful Sicilian boxer; won match for Anchises against Dares. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  5. Eryx great boxer; killed at own game by challenger, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 97]
  6. Golden Boy violinist turns boxer for fame, wealth. [Am. Lit.: Golden Boy]
  7. Great White Hope 1910 personification of white peoples’ aspirations for a white heavyweight champion. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
  8. Palooka, Joe comicdom’s great white hope. [Comics: Horn, 343–344]
  9. Queensberry, Marquis of (Sir John Douglas, 1844–1900) established basic rules of boxing. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2257]