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Although "boxing" is typically associated with "western boxing," in which only the fists are used, boxing has evolved in diverse ways in many civilizations.

Boxing is a collection of striking sports in which two opponents fight with their fists.

Many martial arts, military systems, and combat sports use boxing methods.

Sumerian sculptures from the third and second millennia BC provide the first traces of boxing.

Ancient Greece created boxing as an Olympic sport in 688 BC.

A winner may be determined before the rounds end if a referee disqualifies an opponent.

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