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You will find a Search Engine "box" on every page here. Enter a search term into that box and click either the "Go" or "Search" button below that box. The "Go" feature leads you directly to the page with the exact title of your search term. If no page exists containing the exact title of your search term, you will instead get a list of pages containing your search term within the text of pages. The "Search" feature likewise provides you a list of all pages containing your search term in the pages' text. You can narrow or broaden the scope of pages searched by clicking on the many boxes at the very bottom of the search page.
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You will find a Search Engine "box" on every page here. Enter a search term into that box and click either the "Go" or "Search" button below that box. The "Go" feature leads you directly to the page with the exact title of your search term. If no page exists containing the exact title of your search term, you will instead get a list of pages containing your search term within the text of pages. The "Search" feature likewise provides you a list of all pages containing your search term in the pages' text. You can narrow or broaden the scope of pages searched by clicking on the many boxes at the very bottom of the "search results" page.
  
 
This search feature is an extremely useful tool. Not only can you locate a particular boxer’s page by entering his/her name in the search box, but all other references made to that boxer in any other BoxRec Wikipedia page--including all other images, if any, of that boxer. Or maybe you want to learn what boxers Jack Kearns managed. Put his name in the search field, and see what pages appear.
 
This search feature is an extremely useful tool. Not only can you locate a particular boxer’s page by entering his/her name in the search box, but all other references made to that boxer in any other BoxRec Wikipedia page--including all other images, if any, of that boxer. Or maybe you want to learn what boxers Jack Kearns managed. Put his name in the search field, and see what pages appear.

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You will find a Search Engine "box" on every page here. Enter a search term into that box and click either the "Go" or "Search" button below that box. The "Go" feature leads you directly to the page with the exact title of your search term. If no page exists containing the exact title of your search term, you will instead get a list of pages containing your search term within the text of pages. The "Search" feature likewise provides you a list of all pages containing your search term in the pages' text. You can narrow or broaden the scope of pages searched by clicking on the many boxes at the very bottom of the "search results" page.

This search feature is an extremely useful tool. Not only can you locate a particular boxer’s page by entering his/her name in the search box, but all other references made to that boxer in any other BoxRec Wikipedia page--including all other images, if any, of that boxer. Or maybe you want to learn what boxers Jack Kearns managed. Put his name in the search field, and see what pages appear.

Of course, the search engine is not limited to finding boxers' pages. You can also locate text and images of other subjects--such as boxing venues, magazine covers, and so forth. As with the example mentioned above--of searching for all other page references to a particular boxer--you can find any other page references to the subject you have entered into the search box.

Note: The search engine limits its search to pages within the BoxRec Boxing Wikipedia. It does not search other Wikipedia pages. Nor does it search the BoxRec.com database. (The BoxRec database is primarily a compilation of Fight Records; it also contains "records" of referees, judges, and promoters.) To search the BoxRec.com database, you should go to its Home Page. (Explanations of the various BoxRec search options are provided on the Wikipedia BoxRec.com page.)

Also, another good place to begin locating particular subjects is the List of Categories.



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