the skill or sport of fighting with the fists
- the act or process of packing a box or boxes
- a boxlike covering or casing
- material used for boxes
- Material used for boxes.
- A boxlike covering or enclosure.
- The act of enclosing in a box.
The act, activity, or sport of fighting with the fists, especially according to rules requiring the use of boxing gloves and limiting legal blows to those striking above the waist and on the front or sides of the opponent.
Alexey Tishchenko of Russia (blue) and Hrachik Javakhyan of Armenia (red) at the 2008 Olympic Games
- Present participle of box.
From box (“punch”)
From box (“container”)
- He was waiting for her in the boxing ring.
- While it was huge and red from the outside, the inside resembled a boxing gym with several rings, training equipment and a wall of mirrors.
- Bull-fighting, dancing, boxing, armed combats.
- Fencing, boxing or wrestling may also be resorted to.
- It has about it the ring of reality; the language is sometimes pithy and vigorous; and now and then we meet with apt metaphors, such as those borrowed from boxing (i.