Boxing was an Earth sport in which a pair of competitors attempted to incapacitate each other using their fists. The Third Doctor stated he learned boxing from John L. Sullivan. The Doctor and John Andrews had a boxing match. The Doctor won. (TV: Carnival of Monsters) Jack Dempsey taught the Doctor fighting stances which he later used in Kish. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)

The makers of EarthWorld believed that Winston Churchill had famous seaside boxing matches. This was result of his speech "We will fight them on the beaches" and its distortion over time. (PROSE: EarthWorld)

Richard Francis Burton claimed that the "killjoy Douglas" turned the noble and manly sport into a game for ponces with his effete rules. (PROSE: Head of State)

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