boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs(noun)
fighting with the fists
the enclosure of something in a package or box
the act of inclosing (anything) in a box, as for storage or transportation
material used in making boxes or casings
any boxlike inclosure or recess; a casing
the external case of thin material used to bring any member to a required form
the act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will by throwing punches with gloved hands against another opponent. Amateur boxing is an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games - it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. The birth hour of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States. In 2004, ESPN ranked boxing as the most difficult sport in the world.
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A two-person sport in which the fists are skillfully used to attack and defend.
Is a type of contact sport with specific regulations and rules depending on the country it is played in.
Boxing is a popular sport played by many around the world.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'boxing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4550
Rank popularity for the word 'boxing' in Nouns Frequency: #2692
The numerical value of boxing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of boxing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Boxing is just show business with blood.
Will today be a round in a boxing match, or a walk in the park?
Moonves' love of boxing, our love of boxing -- that gave me the confidence to say to him 'Give me a chance,'.
The boxing gloves are really itchy, and doing press ups in them is hard, but I love acting so much that it's worth it.
We're targeting the World Boxing Council, and the World Boxing Organization, and the International Boxing Federation, she's going to go very far.
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Translations for boxing
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- boxaCatalan, Valencian
- πυγμαχία, μποξGreek
- dòrnaireachdScottish Gaelic
- boksèHaitian Creole
- pugilato, boxeItalian
- ボクシング, 拳闘Japanese
- 권투, 복싱Korean
- pugilismus, pugilatuLatin
- boksing, tinjuMalay
- бокс, boksSerbo-Croatian
- බොක්සිංSinhala, Sinhalese
- مکے بازیUrdu
- quyền Anh, quyền thuậtVietnamese
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