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    What is the verb for boxing? Play boxing or do boxing?
    Are these correct?
    I am playing / doing boxing tonight.
    I used to play / do boxing 20 years ago.

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    Default Re: boxing

    "To box" is the verb. I am boxing tonight. We're going to watch some guys boxing. I used to box when I was younger.

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    Default Re: boxing

    Thanks.
    But is it possible to use it as noun with another verb? Maybe go or do?

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    Default Re: boxing

    Not usually.
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    Default Re: boxing

    You might hear "I'm going boxing tonight" but only in the same way we would say "I'm going swimming". What it means is "I'm going somewhere where I will box".

    "To box" is the verb. Not all sports/activities can be used in this way, but this one can. Here are some more:
    "To swim"
    "To wrestle"
    "To rock-climb"
    "To skydive"
    "To fence"
    "To ski"

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