It turns out that only when Muhammad Ali is in a boxing ring can he, or does he choose to, turn back the clock.
That is why Malloy is campaigning on a lonely stretch of barber shops and boxing gyms in New Haven a week before the election.
That very range of Americana in the flesh is an example of the epic powers of attraction had by boxing.
Astute piece from Jonathan Mahler at Bloomberg View today on why football is not likely to go the way of boxing.
He describes a strategy he uses where he lets his opponent win a few undeserving rounds, similar to a rope-a-dope in boxing.
Poulailler (perhaps unjustifiably) asserted himself by boxing his officer's ears.
A woman thinks you can get rid of steam by boxing it up and sitting on the safety-valve.
I was fond of horseback-riding, but I took to it slowly and with difficulty, exactly as with boxing.
That was the training period at the College of boxing, and was prescribed by law.
I knew nothing whatever of boxing, and could put up but a weak defence.
Old English box "a wooden container," also the name of a type of shrub, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis "boxwood box," from pyxos "box tree," of uncertain origin. See OED entry for discussion. German Büchse also is a Latin loan word.
Meaning "compartment at a theater" is from c.1600. Meaning "pigeon-hole at a post office" is from 1832. Meaning "television" is from 1950. Slang meaning "vulva" is attested 17c., according to "Dictionary of American Slang;" modern use seems to date from c.World War II, perhaps originally Australian, on notion of "box of tricks." Box office is 1786; in the figurative sense of "financial element of a performance" it is first recorded 1904. Box lunch (n.) attested from 1899. The box set, "multiple-album, CD or cassette issue of the work of an artist" is attested by 1955.
"a blow," c.1300, of uncertain origin, possibly related to Middle Dutch boke, Middle High German buc, and Danish bask, all meaning "a blow," perhaps imitative.
"to put into storage, put into a box," mid-15c., from box (n.1). Related: Boxed; boxing.
(also boxed) Dead (1970s+ Medical)
bitch box, blue box, first crack out of the box, git-box, go home feet first, idiot box, in a bind, in the box, nuthouse, out of the box, pete, shine box, soapbox, squawk box, stuff the ballot box, think-box
for holding oil or perfumery (Mark 14:3). It was of the form of a flask or bottle. The Hebrew word (pak) used for it is more appropriately rendered "vial" in 1 Sam. 10:1, and should also be so rendered in 2 Kings 9:1, where alone else it occurs.