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Mad Clown
Snes mad clown.gif
Rated at 390 lbs. (180 kg)
Nationality Italian
Age 27
From Milan, Italy
Stance Orthodox
First appearance Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)
Boxing record
Rank #1 World Circuit
Total fights 26
Wins 17
Losses 9

Mad Clown (マッド・クラウン Maddo Kuraun) is a traveling circus clown who decided to take up boxing. He made his only appearance in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the third boxer in the World Circuit. According to the manual, Mad Clown was originally an opera singer. After having a nervous breakdown, he abandoned his singing career to join the circus. The monotony of performing the same juggling routines night after night, combined with being forced to drive a car that was much too small, prompted him to take up boxing. He is a reference to Pagliaccio, the lead character in the opera Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo.


Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]


In the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!, Mad Clown juggles and throws six juggling balls at his opponent (also cheating). Like Bear Hugger, his sprite edit counterpart, his stomach becomes invulnerable to body blows and uses hugging attacks. He has very high defense and power.

It definitely helps if the player can counter Mad Clown's attacks with a punch to the face. Most of his punches can be countered, allowing the player many opportunities to get in some strong hits.

Mad Clown also has a "Show Time!" move where after two knockdowns, he gets more aggressive and does three jabs along with a hook. However, he doesn't defend himself against the player's punches, allowing the player to easily defeat him.


  1. Right Jab: He does a right jab. Sometimes it's followed by a Left Hook when hit.
  2. Left Hook: He just does a left hook. Dodge at the wrong time and you get hit.
  3. Right Uppercut: He does a standard uppercut. Interestingly, Bear Hugger could do the same attack in the arcade version.
  4. Clown Hook: He does a fake uppercut, followed by a backhand hook. He can do this from the left or right. Dodge in the opposite direction he starts or you’ll be hit.
  5. "Show Time!": After two knockdowns, his cornerman says: "Show Time!". Mad Clown gets more aggressive and does three quick jabs along with a hook, then three jabs with the opposite hand and an uppercut, then two jabs and two hooks. However, he doesn't defend himself against the player's punches, allowing the player to easily defeat him if they can counter quick enough.
  6. Left Jab: He does a Left Jab a bit faster then the Right Jab.
  7. Hugging Attack: He does a hug like Bear Hugger after doing a short taunt. If he manages to grab the player, he will throw them to the side and do a quick uppercut.
  8. Taunt: Taunts like Bear Hugger by tapping his belly twice. Trying to hit him too early will cause him to dodge and counter-attack.
  9. Juggle: Mad Clown juggles and throws six juggling balls in random orders at his opponent, then comes down with a hugging attack.

Rule Infractions[]

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

Mad Clown has the distinction of having the most illegal uniform in the franchise:

  • Boxers must have a clear distinction between the upper and lower halves of their body to allow the referee to easily spot low blows, and Mad Clown's uniform does not provide this distinction.
  • Mad Clown's pants go below his knees, which is not allowed.
  • World Circuit fights do not allow shirts, making his checkered shirt another illegal part of his uniform.
  • Large buckles are also not allowed anywhere on the boxer's uniform.
  • He also wears a bowtie, which counts as an illegal accessory.
  • Face coverings are not allowed, which gives Mad Clown two infractions; one for the face paint (which could cause opposing punches to slide off and lose power) and one for the large red nose (which provides cushioning for his real nose).

He also has a highly illegal fighting style.

  • Ear claps are not allowed.
  • Backhands are not allowed, which makes his Clown Hook illegal.
  • His grab itself isn't illegal, but throwing the opponent out of a clinch is.
  • When he does his spinning jump he very shortly shows his back to Mac which counts as him trying to throwing the fight.
  • His Juggle is the most illegal action he has, and would give him 12 infractions for each time it's used ((6, as although he could be assumed to pick up the balls in between rounds, he does not pick it up during rounds, giving him a lot more but this is very controversial) for bringing in each ball (as bringing foreign objects into the ring is not allowed), and 6 for throwing them at his opponent (which counts as attacking the opponent with a foreign object, a completely separate rule)

Mad Clown is by far the dirtiest boxer in Super Punch-Out, having 17 infractions against him and having 5 more infractions then Super Punch-Out's second dirtiest boxer, Hoy Quarlow who has 13 infractions against him, This makes him the third dirtiest boxer in the franchise behind Donkey Kong and Aran Ryan, with 20 and 22 infractions against them respectively.



  • "Welcome! Now let's get this show on the road." (first match)
  • "Huh? Don't you like my show?" (rematch)
  • "Go home! The show is over." (endgame)
  • "Show Time!" (his cornerman, after being knocked down twice, telling him to start a flurry of moves)
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