Masked Marvel

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A "masked marvel" was a fighter who would enter the ring wearing a mask or other disguise, which shielded his identity. Most appearances of the Masked Marvel were announced prior to the show, in newspaper articles and advertising. [1] After he entered the ring, he would remove his mask and reveal his identity to the crowd. Usually the boxer was well-known to regular attendees of local shows.

The use of the masked marvel was much more common in wrestling, where the element of surprise has long been used as a promotional device.