Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. It is often engaged in by Popeye, originally in the comic strip Thimble Theatre, where he was compelled to do so soon after acknowledging his own immense strength.

In the strip and later comic books, Popeye and friends would use this activity as a means to make money, while each opponent would be more formidable than the last to appropriately challenge the mighty hero. This is one activity from the comics that has also been portrayed in other Popeye media such as the live-action film and several classic cartoons like Let's You and Him Fight, Spinach Packin' Popeye, Out to Punch and Punch and Judo.

Notable boxers

Notable boxing instructors and managers