That's right, boxing isn't the official name of the sport. The official name for boxing is Pugilism. You can see why the powers that be decided to go with a different name. It's fair to say that Pugilism isn't very marketable... Pugilism, when defined properly, means: 'The skill, practice, and sport of fighting with the fists,' making it an umbrella term of sorts. This means it is also the official name given to Bare-Knuckle Boxing, Ancient Greek Boxing and Russian Fist Fighting.