boxing

Boxing is a sport that involves strategically punching an opponent while defending yourself from their return punches. Some amateurs practice boxing as a way to stay in shape.

If you go to a boxing match, you'll see two fighters in a ring surrounded by thick ropes. They wear protective helmets and thick, padded gloves, and their fight is monitored by a referee. Rules of boxing include not hitting below the waist, from behind, or when an opponent is on the ground. The objective, however, is to knock the other person out or hit them so hard that they can't get up within ten seconds.

Definitions of boxing
  1. noun
    fighting with the fists
    synonyms: fisticuffs, pugilism
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    professional boxing
    boxing for money
    in-fighting
    boxing at close quarters
    fight
    a boxing or wrestling match
    rope-a-dope
    a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches
    spar, sparring
    making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
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    contact sport
    a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
  2. noun
    the enclosure of something in a package or box
    synonyms: packing
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    bundling
    the act of binding something into a bundle
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    enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, inclosure
    the act of enclosing something inside something else
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