Definition of “boxing” - English Dictionary

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“boxing” in British English

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boxingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɒk.sɪŋ/ us /ˈbɑːk.sɪŋ/

B1 a sport in which two competitors fight by hitting each other with their hands:

Many doctors believe that boxing is too dangerous and should be banned.

More examples

  • He won the world heavyweight boxing championship on points.
  • Tonight Villiers faces the most redoubtable opponent of his boxing career.
  • The middleweight boxing champion had his opponent up against the ropes.
  • On display were boxing gloves which bore Rocky Marciano's signature.
  • It's against the rules of boxing to hit below the belt.

(Definition of “boxing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“boxing” in American English

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boxingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbɑk·sɪŋ/

a sport in which two competitors fight by hitting each other with their closed hands

(Definition of “boxing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)