|Rated at||240 lbs. (109 kg)|
|From||Mexico City, Mexico|
|First appearance||Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)|
|Rank||#1 Major Circuit|
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. He appears to be a luchador as well as a boxer.
Super Punch-Out!! (1994)
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 but the attack is fairly easy to avoid (see his cornerman say "Spit in his eyes") and 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.
Instant KO Trick:
- Counter his headbutt with a Knockout Punch.
As per the unified rules of boxing established by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat Sports:
- His uniform has a number of issues. Head coverings (his mask), shorts/pants that reach below the boxer's knees and/or don't make it clear where the boxer's waist is, extra padding (his kneepads), and improper footwear (his wrestling boots) are all not allowed.
- Moves not performed with clenched fists are not allowed, which gives him two infractions, one for his headbutt, and one for his spit.
- There's a distinct chance Masked Muscle's spitting attack is not just regular spitting, but a wrestling maneuver called dokugiri (Poison Mist) or Asian mist, which involves spitting colored liquid into the opponent's eyes. If this is accurate, then this adds two additional infractions for foreign substances (planning to use it, and actually using it).
In short, Masked Muscle is one of the dirtier boxers in the circuit, having a total of 9 infractions.
- "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)
|Punch-Out!! (1984)||Challenger · Glass Joe · Piston Hurricane · Bald Bull · Kid Quick · Pizza Pasta · Mr. Sandman|
|Super Punch-Out!! (1985)||Challenger · Bear Hugger · Dragon Chan · Vodka Drunkenski · Great Tiger · Super Macho Man|
|Punch-Out!! (1987)||Little Mac · Doc Louis · Glass Joe · Von Kaiser · Piston Honda · Don Flamenco · King Hippo · Great Tiger · Bald Bull · Soda Popinski · Mr. Sandman · Super Macho Man · Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream|
|Super Punch-Out!! (1994)||Little Mac · Gabby Jay · Bear Hugger · Piston Hurricane · Bald Bull · Bob Charlie · Dragon Chan · Masked Muscle · Mr. Sandman · Aran Ryan · Heike Kagero · Mad Clown · Super Macho Man · Narcis Prince · Hoy Quarlow · Rick Bruiser · Nick Bruiser|
|Punch-Out!! (2009)||Little Mac · Doc Louis · Glass Joe · Von Kaiser · Disco Kid · King Hippo · Piston Hondo · Bear Hugger · Great Tiger · Don Flamenco · Aran Ryan · Soda Popinski · Bald Bull · Super Macho Man · Mr. Sandman · Donkey Kong|