Research by Duke University showed that women who don’t exercise gained a whopping 12% deep belly fat over just 8 months. In other words, you’re not just exercising to lose belly fat, you have to exercise to prevent GAINING belly fat.
Boxing is a great exercise to work your core and build those abs. In order to throw a punch and twist your torso, you have to engage your core muscles, working your ab muscles. Boxing also makes for a great cardio workout.
Don’t do as little exercise as possible and think that any exercise is better than no exercise. While that is true (within reason) to improve health, you do need to exercise sufficiently to burn fat. A study by Duke University found that people who ran 12 miles a week did enough to keep belly fat off, but not enough to lose belly fat. However, those who ran 20 miles a week lost belly fat. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.