fist·​ic | \ˈfi-stik \

Definition of fistic 

: of or relating to boxing or to fighting with the fists fistic prowess

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His style is more along the lines of Floyd Mayweather Jr. — avoid contact, make the opponent look bad and win on points — which, to fans who thrive on continuous action and massive fistic exchanges, does not sit well. Bob Velin, USA TODAY, "Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux: Historic fight with great expectations," 8 Dec. 2017 Joshua has both the fistic force and the personality, a breath of fresh air for both the sport and its cadre of big men. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Anthony Joshua gives heavyweights a dose of past glory," 29 Apr. 2017

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1806, in the meaning defined above

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