View Full Version : Why is the sport even called "boxing"
03-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Is it because the ring is a square? Because what does a box have to do with fist fighting?
Then again then couldn't name the sport "fisting"
03-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Apparently these are the nearest examples it came from:
Middle Dutch boke (“a blow, a hit”), Middle High German buc (“a blow”), Danish bask (“a blow”)
03-12-2011, 12:59 PM
in dutch "boks" (pronounced box) is called a blow.
04-22-2011, 01:56 PM
casual fans :nonono:
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