Punch-out (boxing slang)

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A Punch-Out is a slang term in professional boxing referring to a boxer who boasts and taunts his opponent but can not hold his own in the ring in actual boxing competition. Informally defined, it could be best described as being able to "talk the talk" but not back it up in the ring. It may also refer to a training exercise, in which the boxer throws repeating Jab and Straight punches or "One-two Combos" until told to stop. This may be repeated one to eight times depending on the trainer

Professional boxing sport

Professional boxing, or prizefighting, is regulated, sanctioned boxing. Professional boxing bouts are fought for a purse that is divided between the boxers as determined by contract. Most professional bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters' safety. Most high-profile bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judges and referee.

The term is outstandingly used in a quote the film Rocky II by Burt Young playing the character Paulie, who instructs Rocky to "Blow this punch-out!" in response to Apollo Creed's taunting at a press conference.

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The term was also used as the name for a popular arcade game titled Punch-Out!! , and then later a spinoff of the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System titled Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! . The series continued using the name in more recent titles. Its last release was "Doc Louis's Punch out", in 2009 for the Nintendo Wii The name reflects the tongue in cheek, comical style of boxing seen in the respective games. [1]

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Punch-Out!! is a series of boxing video games created by Nintendo's general manager Genyo Takeda, and his partner Makoto Wada. It started in the arcade simply as Punch-Out!!, which was followed by a sequel Super Punch-Out!!. It has since spanned home consoles, including the Famicom and NES Punch-Out!! / Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, an SNES and Super Famicom sequel Super Punch-Out!!, and a Wii sequel Punch-Out!!. In November 2009, Platinum Club Nintendo members received a code to download Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!, which features a fight between series protagonist Little Mac and his mentor Doc Louis. The series also had a spin-off called Arm Wrestling. Arm Wrestling was released only in North American arcades, and was Nintendo's last arcade game they independently developed and released.

Nintendo Entertainment System 8-bit video game console produced by Nintendo in 1983

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