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Hoy Quarlow
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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. Made his only appearance in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the second boxer in the Special Circuit. Today 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, he is the game's most unorthodox boxer and as a result, 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 is considered by gamers to be one of the most challenging opponents to beat because he has fast attacks and quickly avoids most of the player's attacks. Hoy Quarlow also 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 Super Clothesline Punch, This must be ducked.


Rule Infractions[]

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

  • Hoy Quarlow brings a staff into the ring. This falls under the use of a foreign object and is heavily illegal. Actually using the staff is a separate infraction in itself.
  • He also uses kicks in the ring, which is strictly forbidden.
  • His advanced age means he should not be allowed to compete, as boxers are normally not allowed to fight past the age of 40. Quarlow should have retired from boxing 38 years ago.
  • Hoy Quarlow only weighs 100 pounds, which puts him below the weight of a Strawweight and thus would forbid him from competing in such a high level.
  • He also wears a baggy shirt, also wears pants that goes below his knees, both of which are not allowed.
  • Hoy also wears slippers in the ring, which is not boxing regulated footwear.
  • Hoy's facial hair is also too long to be considered legal. In boxing, the fighters must be either clean-shaven or have short, well-groomed facial hair, as beards act like a cushion the jaw.
  • His Spinning Backfist Punch involves backhanding, which is an illegal attack.
  • His "punch" is thrown with an open palm, making it illegal.
  • He also shoves the player, which is illegal because it is deemed to be wrestling.

This totals up to 12 infractions, this makes him the fourth dirtiest boxer in the franchise behind Mad Clown, Donkey Kong and Aran Ryan


  • "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 5x the infractions.
  • Holds the record of 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.
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