When talking about sports, how do you say in English: to go boxing or to do boxing? Thanks a lot. Can a boxer say "I do boxing professionally" Can anyone say "I go boxing" (= do it as a sport) if he attends boxing training classes?. Go, Do, Play - Sports Collocations Do is generally used for individual sports and fighting sports. "My son Mike Tyson used to ___ boxing. Wednesday, February 11th Reply to this comment. Thank you Ms Ronnie for ur invaluable lesson…. Friday, January 30th Reply to this comment. One characteristic which may account for the use of the "tomato can" metaphor for a bad boxer is the tendency to leak "tomato juice" i. You say I Tango! I am from Cameroon. There will be some templates to help you! Please let me know which one is correct. In plain English I did not go boxing. I go golfing …. Boxing has gloves, but there are no balls, no goalposts, no clubs or racquets. I like play soccer and go swimming: Learn English for free with video lessons by experienced native-speaker teachers. Tyson, he insists, was merely a one-dimensional fighter, lacking a sophisticated strategic sense. When his chess opponents discover he used to box, Lennox says, they're convinced they'll whip him. Robbie , Jul 19, Such third party cookies may track your use of the BBC website. When talking about sports, how do you say in English: Please let me know which one is correct. Like his brother, Wladimir, another boxing champion, Klitschko is a keen chess player. Wednesday, March 18th Reply to this comment. Thursday, October 13th Reply to this comment.