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One of a series of periods usually lasting three minutes (sometimes two minutes), separated by a one-minute rest, which make up a boxing bout. Also informally called a chapter or stanza.

Under Marquess of Queensberry Rules, a round lasts three minutes. For female bouts today, each round is two minutes long.

In the bare-knuckle days, a round might end when a boxer was knocked down. So, if you read of a 60-round bare-knuckle bout, it most likely wasn't 60 rounds of three-minute duration.