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agonistics (Arch.) the art and theory of prizefighting.
bantamweight a weight category in boxing.
boxer a person who boxes or is skilled in boxing.
boxercise exercise via boxing.
cornerman a person who assists a boxer between rounds by treating cuts, giving advice, etc.
counterpunch to return a punch or blow.
counterpuncher one who counterpunches.
cruiserweight a weight division in boxing.
decision the act of deciding; (verb) to win a decision over a boxing opponent.
duke a nobleman of the highest order; (verb) to play the duke; to fight with the fists.
featherweight a weight division in boxing.
fistfight a fight with the fists.
fistiana (Facetious) anecdotes about boxers and boxing. No -S.
fistic (Facetious) pugilistic.
fistical (Facetious) pugilistic.
fisticuff a blow with the fist; (verb) to fight with the fists.
fisty relating to boxing or the use of fists > FISTIER, FISTIEST.
flyweight in professional boxing, the lowest weight.
gumshield a protective shield for the teeth.
handicuffs fisticuffs.
haymaker a wild swinging punch.
heavyweight a boxer fighting at a heavy weight.
hurlbat (Obs.) an ancient Roman boxing glove loaded with metal, aka cestus.
infighter one who fights at close quarters.
kayo a knockout; (verb) to knock out.
kickbox to box with hands and feet.
kickboxer one who practises kickboxing.
knockdown as in boxing.
knockout a blow that induces unconsciousness.
middleweight a weight division in boxing.
noseguard a protection for the nose; in American football, the innermost of five linesmen on a defensive team.
outbox to surpass in boxing.
outpunch to surpass in punching.
pancratiast a competitor or victor in the pancratium, an athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
pancratium an athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
priser (Obs.) a prizefighter.
prizefight a professional boxing match.
prizefighter one who takes part in a prizefight.
prizefighting professional boxing.
prizer a prizefighter.
pugil (Obs.) a boxer.
pugilism boxing.
pugilist one who practises pugilism, a boxer.
pugilistic related to pugilism.
pugilistical related to pugilism.
punchbag a bag used by boxers etc for practice.
punchball a suspended ball used for boxing practice.
punchboard a practice board used in the martial arts.
ringside the area just outside a boxing or wrestling ring.
savate (Fr.) a French form of kickboxing.
sciamachy fighting with a shadow or an imaginary opponent.
sciomachy fighting with a shadow or an imaginary opponent.
shadowbox to practise sparring with an invisible opponent.
shortarm of a blow in boxing, using a bent rather than an extended arm.
skiamachy fighting with a shadow or an imaginary opponent.
slugfest a match or contest characterised by heavy blows.
southpaw a left-handed sportsman, esp a boxer who leads with his right.
sparrer one who spars.
strawweight a professional boxer weighing not more than 47.6 kg.
undercard in boxing, a programme of matches supporting the main event.
uppercut an upward shortarm blow; (verb) to deliver an uppercut to.
welterweight a weight division in boxing.
whirlbat (Obs.) an ancient Roman boxing glove loaded with metal, aka cestus.
whorlbat (Obs.) an ancient Roman boxing glove loaded with metal, aka cestus.