20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Boxing

20. It Isn't Actually Called 'Boxing'

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.
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