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  • The sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules.

    ‘Great Harwood took a different angle and staged a boxing, wrestling and weight-lifting contest on the cricket field.’
    • ‘As for what goes on in the ring, the actual boxing can be a lot of fun.’
    • ‘Through practising the boxing, people can build up their body and improve the physical defence against disease.’
    • ‘But the 21-stone martial arts expert, who owns a boxing and training gymnasium, said he was now happy to draw a line under the past.’
    • ‘I was hoping for a fight and a boxing match broke out, to paraphrase an old joke.’
    • ‘John was a coach far beyond his years and handed down his boxing and soccer knowledge to thousands of kids.’
    • ‘The heavyweight boxing championship in cricket has been underway for a week or so now.’
    • ‘Only boxing asks an athlete to be supremely fit while playing offense and defense simultaneously with life at stake.’
    • ‘The - final score would have baffled Einstein - and had the game been a boxing match the referee would have stopped it long before time was up.’
    • ‘Though boxing is a male-dominated sport, she says she has never had to check her femininity at the door.’
    • ‘Despite its recent forced move into the world of the ridiculous, the boxing and wrestling commission has long roots.’
    • ‘There is also significant interest being shown in exchanges with the boxing and volleyball teams.’
    • ‘Most of the fighters had a little boxing or martial arts experience but some were just raw street fighters.’
    • ‘Whether it be football, rugby, tennis or boxing, Dermot will accompany each star to the game of their choice and talk to them about their love of the game.’
    • ‘He began to get his boxing together and his confidence was ebbing back.’
    • ‘He's kind of figured out what he wants from life and I think he's enjoying his boxing now.’
    • ‘He's a veteran and he knows his boxing and I think you're going to see a lot of my jabs in this fight.’
    • ‘It is not without reason that the formal rules of boxing, judo, fencing and even dueling require that the combatants salute each other before the engagement.’
    • ‘He has covered ice hockey, golf, boxing and football.’
    • ‘His company's bid was to turn the Dome into an arena for rock concerts and sports including boxing, tennis and athletics.’
    pugilism, fighting, sparring, fisticuffs
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