Because the foot work strategy is basically make a box around the center of the ring.
So they box
Better than calling it smash up his face
Maybe because the ring is a square?
The proper phrase would be "where did the word boxing originate?
"Originate from" is redundant.
Looks like it came from a mispronunciation of three other words, boke, bask, and buc, that shared the same meaning - "a blow." The verb to box started in 1567.
Not sure…maybe from the ancient Chinese society of Boxers. A fairly fierce fighting lot.
In the early days of boxing, spectators formed a ring around the fighters. They then decided to rope the area off, making a box like enclosure. I think this is where the term 'boxing' originates from.
From the Greek pyx - "with the fist".
(would like to have put in Greek letters but this text ediror is $h1t)
fight in a ring would not have the same ring to it, shortened,, it sounds better as boxing as opposed to box in a ring. The act of this is 'boxing' box as in to hit going round in circles
The day after xmas is boxing day a old tradition kept alive from the old days when businessmen would shut up shop and go to watch the best sport which was bare knuckle fighting[fistycuffs]. Two of those businessmen were---J.L.SULLIVAN and JIM JEFFRIES--champion boxers.
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