View Full Version : Why is the sport even called "boxing"

03-11-2011, 08:14 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, 11:50 AM
Apparently these are the nearest examples it came from:

Middle Dutch boke (***8220;a blow, a hit***8221;), Middle High German buc (***8220;a blow***8221;), Danish bask (***8220;a blow***8221;)

03-12-2011, 11:59 AM
in dutch "boks" (pronounced box) is called a blow.

04-22-2011, 12:56 PM
casual fans :nonono: