Where did the term "boxing" come from?

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  1. yak sao

    yak sao Master of Arts

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    I've heard various speculations but nothing concrete. Anybody here know where the word comes from?
     
  2. Danny T

    Danny T Senior Master

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    When looking at the etymology of the term Box / boxing:
    "a blow," circa. 1300, related to Middle Dutch boke, Middle High German buc, and Danish bask, all meaning "a blow" or "with the fist".

    "to beat, thrash, strike with the fist or hand". Meaning "to fight with the fists" is from 1560s
     
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    WOW!!!!!!
    What a answer
    Don't think I can add anything to that
     

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