Everyone knows that all proper sports were invented in Blighty.
Boxing as we know it was formalised in 1867 by a set of rules devised by Sir John Sholto Douglas Marquis of Queensberry (1844-1900). These rules went on to be applied to gentlemen's fisticuffs conducted outside the ring, for instance you don't biff a chap when he's down. And you don't bite his ear either.
The Queensberry rules can also be applied to general behaviour not involving the exchanging of blows. For example; respect your opponent and once you've won go no further.
Consider the damage that could have been done in and out of the ring without the Marquis's excellent guidelines. Surely the Queensberry rules are a splendid thing and we should give thanks for the old Sir John.
Well we don't because he was a terrible bully and worse, he was the man who brought about the action that destroyed Oscar Wilde.
And we'd take Oscar over a thousand Queensberrys.