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Masked Muscle
Snes masked muscle.gif
Rated at 240 lbs. (109 kg)
Nationality Mexican
Age 29
From Mexico City, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
First appearance Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)
Boxing record
Rank #1 Major Circuit
Total fights 24
Wins 19
Losses 5

Masked Muscle (マスクド・マッスル Masukudo Massuru) made his only appearance in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the third boxer in the Major Circuit as well as the #1 for the Major Circuit Championship. He appears to be a luchador as well as a boxer.


Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]

Sprite masked muscle.gif

In the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!, he cheats by spitting in the eyes of his opponent to blind him for a short time (see his cornerman say "Spit in his eyes"). This opens him for an attack. He also headbutts his opponent with a great deal of force (also cheating). He shouts "Adios!" when he wins by KO. If you run out of time, he will spit twice at your direction. His sprite is an edit of Super Macho Man.


  • Jab: Masked Muscle does a jab. Cannot be low blocked.
  • Hook: Masked Muscle does a wide hook. Must be blocked high or dodged.
  • Uppercut: Masked Muscle does an uppercut. Cannot be blocked.
  • Headbutt: Masked Muscle leans back and swings his head in to hit the player. This will hit the player twice and must be dodged.
  • High-Low Combo: Masked Muscle shakes his arm before throwing a jab and a hook. Can be evaded like the normal versions.
  • "Spit in his eye!": When the cornerman says this, then Masked Muscle will lean back, then spit at the player. If the spit lands, the player will be "blinded" and will be unable to punch. The spit must be dodged.

Instant KO Trick:

Dizzy Knockdown: Masked Muscle will fall down. Hit him when he does that.

Opponent Debug Commands:

Nothing on D-Pad Left Uppercut Left Hook Right Uppercut Right Hook
Up Headbutt Left Jab Spit (cannot be done if spit is in effect) Right Jab
Down Headbutt Quick Hook Spit (cannot be done if spit is in effect) Quick Jab

Rule Infractions[]

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

  • Instead of boxing shorts, he wears wrestling tights.
    • His tights go below his knees.
  • Kneepads aren't allowed in boxing.
  • Instead of boxing boots or boxing shoes, he wears wrestling boots.
  • In his first match quote he says: "You should give up now señor." This means that he's trying to convince Little Mac to throw the match which is illegal.
  • In his rematch quote he says: "Cheater? I don't know what you're talking about amigo." This means he's not admitting that he's cheating which is classed as being disrespectful.
  • Headbutts are not allowed.
  • Spitting is not allowed during a match.
    • Also, it is possible that what he spits is not saliva, but colored liquid that can hinder the opponent, a practice called "dokugiri".

While his mask would count as face covering which is normally illegal, he's Mexican and a mask is apart of the regulation Mexican Lucha Libre uniform in professional sports which makes it legal. Also, telling a Mexican to remove their mask is classed as tasteless and disrespecting the Mexican heritage.

Masked Muscle has 8 infractions.


  • Masked Muscle's poison mist move may be inspired by professional wrestler Keiji Mutoh, who used the technique often when in his heel persona, The Great Muta.



  • "You should give up now señor." (first match)
  • "Cheater? I don't know what you're talking about, amigo." (rematch)
  • "Have your bruises healed yet Amigo?" (endgame)
  • "Adiós!" (Victory by KO)
  • "Spit in his eye!" (his cornerman, telling him to spit at the player)
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