What is boxing?

  • (noun): Fighting with the fists.
    Synonyms: pugilism, fisticuffs
    See also — Additional definitions below

Boxing

Boxing (pugilism, prize fighting, the sweet science or in Greek pygmachia) is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches at an opponent with gloved hands.

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Boxing In The 1940s
... Boxing in the 1940s Ryan Fairchild in many ways reflected worldwide events that affected other endeavors as well ... Louis and Ryan met in two fights that became part of boxing lore ... and Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale starred in what boxing critics have often called one of the fiercest rivalries in boxing history ...
Uganda At The Commonwealth Games - Medallists - List of Medallists
... Event 1 ! Gold George Oywello 1962 Perth Boxing Heavyweight 1 ! Gold James Odwori 1970 Edinburgh Boxing Light Flyweight 1 ! Gold Mohamed Muruli 1970 Edinburgh Boxing Light Welterweight 1 ...
Boxing - Boxer Rankings
... There are various organizations and websites, that rank boxers in both weight class and pound-for-pound manner ... BoxRec (ratings) The Ring (ratings) Transnational Boxing Rankings (ratings) ...
Punch (combat) - Styles - Boxing
... In boxing, punches are classified according to the motion and direction of the strike contact is always made with the knuckles ... There are four primary punches in boxing the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut ...

More definitions of "boxing":

  • (noun): The enclosure of something in a package or box.
    Synonyms: packing

Famous quotes containing the word boxing:

    I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing—for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, missed punches, clinches, nothing determined, again the bell and again and you and your opponent so evenly matched it’s impossible not to see that your opponent is you.... Life is like boxing in many unsettling respects. But boxing is only like boxing.
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    ... to paint with oil paints for the first time ... is like trying to make something exquisitely accurate and microscopically clear out of mud pies with boxing gloves on.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)