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Hoy Quarlow
Snes hoy quarlow.gif
Rated at 100 lbs. (45 kg)
Nationality Chinese
Age 78
From Beijing, China
First appearance Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)
Boxing record
Rank #2 Special Circuit
Total fights 75
Wins 62
Losses 13

Hoy Quarlow (ホイ・コウロウ Hoi Kōrō) is a 78-year-old Chinese boxer born in Beijing. He made his only appearance in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the second boxer in the Special Circuit. Hoy Quarlow, being 78 years old, is the oldest boxer in the entire series. In his battle, he generally uses kung-fu movements in his attacks, which makes him the game's most unorthodox boxer. He has no palette swap.


Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]

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In the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!, Hoy Quarlow attacks mostly with a wooden staff, and also some kicks, even though it is illegal as it's supposed to be a boxing match. Like Dragon Chan, Hoy Quarlow also utilizes kung-fu and kick-boxing. He has fast attacks and quickly avoids most of the player's attacks. Hoy Quarlow sometimes pushes you to the side if he blocks any of your attacks.

He has two special attacks where he waves his staff and thrusts it at his opponent a few times at the head and the body. If he waves his staff high, he will follow with six jabs to the head and four to the body. If he waves his staff low, he will follow with two jabs to the body, three to the head, two to the body, and three to the head. He also has an attack where he spins around and flails his arm at you. similar to Super Macho Man's spin punches, This must be ducked.


  • Jab: Hoy Quarlow uses his staff to hit the player's head.
  • Body Blow: Hoy uses his staff to hit the player's body,
  • Kick: Hoy kicks the player. Can be dodged.
  • Open Palm Jab: Hoy uses his open palm to hit the player.
  • Quick Downward Swings: Hoy Quarlow jumps to the sides and swings his cane downwards. Sometimes he fakes the attack, but he can never do two fakes in a row.
  • Backhand Spin: Hoy Quarlow spins around and hits the player with the back of his hand. This must be ducked.
  • High Staff Shake Combo: Hoy shakes his staff high and does 6 jabs and 4 body blows.
  • Low Staff Shake Combo: Hoy shakes his staff low and attacks in this order: two body blows, three jabs, two body blows and three jabs.

Dizzy Knockdown: Hoy Quarlow moves in a circle while spinning around. Punch him when he is in the center.


Rule Of Infractions[]

As per the unified rules of boxing established by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat Sports:

· Hoy Quarlow has the distinction of having the third most illegal uniform in the franchise behind Donkey Kong and Mad Clown:

  • He wears a baggy shirt, professional boxing matches don't allow torso coverings making his shirt illegal.
    • Baggy clothes are forbidden in boxing as they can make the fighter potentially trip around the ring.
  • His pants that go below his knees which is are not allowed.
  • Instead of boxing shoes or boxing boots, Hoy wears slippers.
  • He has long hair, which is not allowed.
  • He also has a long beard, which is also not allowed.

· He also has a highly illegal fighting style:

  • Backhands are not allowed.
  • Kicks are not allowed.
  • Open palm strikes are not allowed.
  • His staff counts as a foreign object.
  • He uses the staff to attack Little Mac. This counts as attacking the opponent with a foreign object which is a separated infraction.
  • His Spinning Backfist Punch has him showing his back, which counts as throwing the fight and would make him automatically lose the fight if he does the move three times.
  • He also shoves Little Mac, which is illegal because it is deemed to be wrestling and not boxing.
  • Normally, jumping isn't illegal in boxing, but Quarlow's highest jumps are too high to be considered legal, due to the potential of stalling the match.

· In his first quote he says: "Please, take it easy on a poor old man, won't you?", this means he wants Little Mac to take it easy on him, this counts as working hurt which is not allow in boxing.

· He's 78 years old meaning he should not be allowed to compete, as boxers are normally not allowed to fight past an age limit (normally around 40). With 40 as a starting point, Quarlow should have retired from boxing 38 years ago.

Hoy Quarlow has 16 infractions.


  • "Please, take it easy on a poor old man, won't you?" (first match)
  • "Still a bit wet behind the ears aren't you sonny? You make good exercise." (rematch)
  • "You are a spirited one, kid. Spar again with me sometime." (endgame)
  • "Huah!" (When using a strong move, like the spin)
  • "Huowgh!" (When knocked down)
  • "Uhh!" (When hit with a KO Punch, or stunned in which case the audio will play in slowmo)


  • He is the most unorthodox boxer in Super Punch-Out!! as his only strike without his cane is an open palm strike, which are forbidden in boxing. He held the title as the most unorthodox boxer in the series, until Punch-Out!! Wii came out when Aran Ryan accumulated more infractions than him.
  • He holds the record as the oldest opponent at 78 years old, and lightest one at 100lbs.
  • Hoy Quarlow and Heike Kagero are the only opponents in the Japanese release of Super Punch-Out!! (SNES) to not feature their names written using characters from the Latin alphabet.
  • His name means twice cooked pork.
  • Hoy is one of three boxers who has no cornerman, the others are Rick and Nick Bruiser.
  • With 62 wins before fighting Little Mac, Hoy Quarlow has the second highest amount of wins on his record in the franchise, with only Mr. Dream being higher, having 99 wins on his record before fighting Little Mac.
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