Cambridge University has an unparalleled history with the sport of boxing. 

It was at the University that John Graham Chambers (Trinity College, above) devised a new code of boxing that moulded it into the iconic global sport it is today. Underwritten by the 9th Marquess of Queensberry (Magdalene College), a keen boxer himself, they replaced the 'London Prize Ring Rules' which dictated bare-knuckle contests and permitted wrestling, spiked shoes and throwing.

The 'Queensberry Rules' introduced such fundamental elements as boxing gloves, the 10-second knockdown count and 3-minute rounds. The emphasis on fair play made the Rules a byword for sportsmanship in the 20th century. CUABC continues this legacy by combining fierce competitiveness with an utmost respect for the discipline.