Etymology
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boxing (n.)

"fighting with the fists as a sport," 1711, verbal noun from box (v.2). Boxing glove "padded glove used in sparring" is from 1805.

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Definitions of boxing

boxing (n.)
fighting with the fists;
Synonyms: pugilism / fisticuffs
boxing (n.)
the enclosure of something in a package or box;
Synonyms: packing
From wordnet.princeton.edu