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Super Macho Man
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Rated at 242 lbs (110 kg)1, 2
230 lbs (104 kg)3
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Nationality American
Age 271, 2
From Hollywood, California, USA
Stance Orthodox
First appearance Super Punch-Out!! (1984)
Boxing record
Rank Champion of the World1
World Circuit Champion2, 3
#1 World Circuit4
Total fights 351
Wins 351, 2
Wins by KO 29
Losses 01

Super Macho Man (スーパー・マッチョマン, Sūpā Machoman) has made multiple video game appearances; his first appearance was as the WVBA World Champ in the arcade version of Super Punch-Out!! in 1984. Later, he became the very last boxer to fight against in the Japan-only, limited-edition, Famicom gold cartridge game simply called Punch-Out!!. Next, when Mike Tyson became the final boxer to fight against in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (and later, Mr. Dream in Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream), Super Macho Man became the champion of the World Circuit. His next appearance was when he became champion of the World Circuit in 1994's Super Punch-Out!! for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In his latest appearance on Punch-Out!! (Wii), he appears as the #1 contender in the World Circuit. He is a stereotypical bodybuilder, taunting Little Mac by flexing his pectoral muscles in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, and incorporating his exercise routines into his powerful attacks in the SNES Super Punch-Out!!.

His offense is similar to that of Soda Popinski (being in most his 2D appearances he was in, he was a palette swap of Soda Popinski) with big uppercuts and hooks, except he has his own attack, the "Super Clothesline Punch." He utilizes two versions of this punch; for the first one he simply spins around 360 degrees with his arms outstretched and throws a quick haymaker at Little Mac. The second is a stronger one that occurs once he gets up from being knocked down; this time he moves back a bit and then keeps spinning around seemingly until Mac can no longer dodge. Like the Bull Charge of Bald Bull, this one can also floor Mac in one strike.

In the picture during profile mode in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Super Macho Man is tanned and has grey hair. But in the actual game, he has pale skin and black hair. This inconsistency in appearance only occurs in the NES versions (due to limitations of the time).

The music played for Super Macho Man in Punch-Out!! (NES) (also used for Von Kaiser and Great Tiger) is a quote from the classical composition "Ride of the Valkyries", though in the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, it is a short piece of music reminiscent of surf music. Super Macho Man was also featured as a Hasbro action figure, in a Topps trading card series and in Valiant Comics Nintendo Comics System, appearing in the story "Fox and Hounds."


Super Punch-Out!! (1984)[]

Super Macho Man
Arcade super macho man.gif
Nationality American
From USA
Boxing record
Rank Champion of the World
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Super Macho Man's first appearance was as the WVBA World Champion in the arcade version of Super Punch-Out!! in 1984. He's extremely strong and uses a 360 degree punch called the Super Clothesline Punch to defeat the player. This attack will knock the player out and the only way to avoid it is by ducking. He fights a lot like the other fighters except that he punches a lot more often. He'll use his Super Clothesline Punch a lot so it can be a very tough fight. Before the fight, he does his clothesline punch and flexes his muscles at the screen. His Palette swap is Vodka Drunkenski.

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987–1990)[]

Super Macho Man
Nes Super MachoMan.gif
Rated at 242 lbs. (110 kg)
Nationality American
Age 27
From Hollywood, CA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Rank World Circuit Champion
Total fights 35
Wins 35
Wins by KO 29
Losses 0
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In Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Super Macho Man became World Circuit Champion. His attacks are the exact same punches as Soda Popinski's. He will use his special attack Super Clothesline Punch 2-101 times in a row when he does his Super Macho Clothesline Attack, but it doesn't require the player to duck as in all of the other Punch-Out!! games. His attacks are much slower than they were in Super Punch-Out!!, however. In the Japanese version of the game, Super Macho Man is the last opponent as Mike Tyson wasn't an opponent in that version.

Super Macho Man is a palette swap of Soda Popinski, whom he shares his laugh with.

Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]

Super Macho Man
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Rated at 230 lbs. (104 kg)
Nationality American
Age 28
From Los Angeles, California, USA (according to the manual)
Boxing record
Rank World Circuit Champion
Total fights 32
Wins 29
Losses 3
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He once again returned in Super Punch-Out!! as the World Circuit Champion. He's weaker than in the previous games. He attacks almost exactly like in the old games but he uses fewer ordinary attacks and more one-hit KO attacks, as well using his training programs as attacks against the player which are very hard to avoid. He is the palette swap of Masked Muscle and also holds the same W/L records as Mr. Sandman, with a total of 29 wins and 3 losses.

Punch-Out!! (2009)[]

Super Macho Man
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Rated at 242 lbs. (110 kg)
Height 6' 4"
Nationality American
Age 27
From Hollywood, CA, USA
Boxing record
Rank #1 World Circuit
Total fights 36
Wins 35
Wins by KO 29
Losses 1

Super Macho Man returns in Punch-Out!! (Wii) in the World Circuit, but for the first time ever, is not the World Circuit champion, only the #1 contender of the circuit. He mostly uses attacks that take a lot of effort to avoid and do a lot of damage such as his trademark Super Macho Clothesline Attack which takes away half of Little Mac's health for every punch. He always uses three in a row and he'll say "Super... Macho... MAN!!" and his glasses will start to glow before using it so it's generally detectable.

In his slideshow, he is shown to be a popular boxer in Hollywood, constantly being followed by paparazzi and signing autographs while working out and going on dates. During battle, he even strikes a pose for his fans every now and then (even saying "Photo Op" before doing it) and Mac can earn a star if he punches him in the face while posing. It was also known that Super Macho Man was one of the people who was knocked out by Mr. Sandman during his rise to being the champion. (In fact, according to his win record in Career mode, Mr. Sandman was his only loss.) He will taunt you by yelling "Stay down!" if he knocks you down. If you lose to him, he will exit the ring on a helicopter.

He speaks with somewhat of a valley-boy lingo (which is reinforced by the fact that, when fighting him, the soundtrack has a surf music arrangement) and seems to think extremely highly of himself, believing that he can't lose to Little Mac. His voice is provided by Mike Inglehart.



  • Dodge his crunch time uppercut to the left, and after the stun ends, land two delayed jabs.
  • Land a delayed hit after dodging his Delayed Uppercut.
  • Jab him right after he says "Op" during his Photo Op taunt.


  • Crunch Time: A fast uppercut. Says "Crunch! Time!" before throwing it. Finish the stun with a jab and land two more jabs for a star. (Dodge in his direction)
  • Delayed Uppercut: A delayed uppercut. Land a delayed hit after a dodge for a star.
  • Super Clothesline Punch: A single clothesline spin.
  • Pump It: He will move to Mac's left, put his gloves together while bending his elbows, shout "Pump! It!" and perform a right hook.
  • Photo Op: His taunt, jab him for a star.
  • Super Macho Clothesline Attack: Macho's signature move. He will step to the back of the ring and yells "SUPER!! Macho! Man." then performs 3 Macho Spin Punches. Avoid by ducking.

Instant Knockdown:

  • When Super Macho Man does the Super Macho Clothesline Attack, dodge the first two spins, then throw a One to Two-Star Punch.

Instant Knockout:

  • When Super Macho Man does the Super Macho Clothesline Attack, dodge the first two spins, then throw a Three star Punch.

Infinite combo trick:

After Super Macho Man finishes his Super Macho Clothesline Attack land 8 punches in a combo. When he leans to one side, land an opposite jab and he will twirl to the other side. When this happens land another opposite jab. Continue this pattern to knock him down. This trick does not work in Title Defense.

Title Defense Mode[]

Super Macho Man
Rated at 242 lbs. (110 kg)
Height 6' 4"
Nationality American
Age 27
From Hollywood, CA, USA
Boxing record
Rank Challenger (#1 World Circuit)
Total fights 37
Wins 35
Wins by KO 29
Losses 2

Super Macho Man returns in Title Defense to fight Little Mac once again. His appearance doesn't change that much except that his trunks change color to a darker blue. He has a new fighting scheme but his punches are pretty much the same as before except that he has increased attack speed and his punches do more damage. He taunts more often, but getting the star off all three taunts requires good timing and knowing when to attack. If Super Macho Man blocks before doing a taunt, he will counter with a Combined Elbow smash. His Super Clothesline Punch in Title Defense Mode is faster and much harder to avoid but it's still just and will knock you down immediately if you get hit. Also, his Super Macho Clothesline Attack can now knock Mac out with just one spin. He doesn't have an Instant Knockdown in Title Defense. In the introductory slideshow, it is revealed that Little Mac has taken away Super Macho Man's spotlight and fame, much to his annoyance. However, if Mac loses to him, the spotlight goes to him now and he says, "Oh now you love me" as he steps away from the spotlight as it now follows him 2 times. At first, he said, "Well it's too late." but he suddenly says, "Maybe not!" as he starts to flex 3 times in the spotlight. However, when Super Macho Man becomes champion, the audience boos at him still on subsequent rematches.

Glitch: When he does his triple spin attack, instead of ducking the first time, throw a star punch. If it hits and is timed correctly he won't do anything except stand there and block your attacks until the next round. (Alternatively, dodge the first punch, then throw the Star Punch before his second punch. If timed correctly, the glitch will also occur.)


  • Land two delayed hits after finishing his Hang Ten stun.
  • Land a delayed hit after dodging his Delayed Uppercut.
  • Jab him during his Flex taunt.
  • Hook him when he looks at you during the Work It taunt.
  • Hook him before he flexes during his Feel the Burn taunt.


  • Pump It: He will move to Mac's left, put his gloves together while bending his elbows, and do a right hook.
  • Release the Beast: He will move to Mac's right side and do a jumping left-handed uppercut.
  • Wipe Out: He will move to Mac's left side and do a delayed jumping right-handed uppercut.
  • Hang Ten: He will move to Mac's left side and do a quick right-handed uppercut. (Dodge in his direction)
  • Delayed Uppercut: A delayed uppercut. Land a delayed hit after a dodge for a star.
  • Super Clothesline Punch: A single clothesline spin.
  • Super Macho Clothesline Attack: The same as it is in Contender, though there's no camera flash, and the punches come faster and knock you down if you get hit.
  • Flex It: Jab him for a star.
  • Work It: Hook him when he looks at you for a star.
  • Feel the Burn: Hook him before he flexes for a star.

Exhibition Challenges[]


  1. Win the fight and evade EVERY Clothesline attack!
  2. Find 3 different ways to earn Stars.
  3. Defeat Super Macho Man in Round 1!

Title Defense:

  1. Find 5 different ways to earn Stars.
  2. Defeat Super Macho Man in Round 1 and NEVER earn a Star!
  3. Win the fight in under 2 minutes...

Rule Infractions[]

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

  • Super Macho Man wears earrings during his fights. For the boxer's safety, these are banned, and must be removed before the fight.
  • His gold chain would count as an accessory, thereby making it illegal.
  • His speedo has personal branding, which is strictly forbidden.
  • His trunks are a skin-tight speedo rather than boxing shorts.
  • Between rounds, he answers questions from the press. This violates rules regarding the press being near the ring,
  • The camera he uses during corner breaks is a personal electronic, and is forbidden.
  • The sunglasses he dons while attempting to land the Super Macho Clothesline are foreign objects, and are not allowed.
  • There appears to be outside interference during the aforementioned clothesline. The camera flash in the crowd only gets particularly bright when he puts his sunglasses on, so these sunglasses could serve as a signal to those operating the cameras to flash bright lights and cause Mac to make a mistake he wouldn't have otherwise.
  • During the start of a match, he pushes the referee aside, which would result in him being banned from boxing for life.
  • After his clothesline punch, he reveals his back, in boxing you're not allowed to reveal your back because it counts as turning tail or running away, which means this isn't allowed.
  • In a unique case of infractions, the lighting operator constantly moves the spotlight away from Super Macho Man as he attempts to use it, which would count as discrimination.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

The Wii depiction of Super Macho Man appears as a summonable spirit in Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is tied with Giga Mac with the most powerful Punch Out spirit; a reference to his role as the WVBA World Champ in games before the Wii.



Mike Tyson's Punch-Out/Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream (NES):

  • "I don't smoke... but tonight, I'm gonna smoke you!"
  • "I work on my tan harder than I'll have to work on you!"
  • "My body is just so totally cool!"
  • "My super spin punch is totally tough!"

Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)

  • "Make sure to stand clear while I pose for my fans." (first match)
  • "Fighting hurts my gorgeous body, but trashing wimps makes it all worthwhile." (rematch)
  • "I'll have to train a bit more. Maybe I'll start with my abs..." (endgame)
  • "Exercise program A!" (His cornerman, telling him to perform four jabs)
  • "Exercise program B!" (His cornerman, telling him to perform three hooks)
  • "Exercise program C!" (His cornerman, telling him to perform three uppercuts)

Punch-Out!! (Wii):

  • "Are you ready? 'Cause I'm gonna put on a show!" (beginning of match)
  • "Make sure you get my good side....oh wait! I ONLY HAVE good sides!" (during intermission)
  • "Oh, THESE sunglasses? You can't afford THESE sunglasses. And get your hands off the ropes!" (during intermission)
  • "Get outta my way! *Shoves the referee aside* It's showtime!" (before the second round in Contender)
  • "Yeah! YEAH! Welcome...to MY world." (after winning in Contender)
  • "Rrgh!" *The spotlight moves slightly* "Rrrrgh!!" *The spotlight moves further as he sighs* RRRRAAAAGH!!" *The spotlight moves to other side of ring* "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME?!" (beginning of Title Defense match)
  • *Admires himself* "I STILL look better than you, Little Mac." (during Title Defense intermission)
  • "When I'm done with you, no one is gonna DARE take your picture!" (during Title Defense intermission)
  • "Oh, NOW you love me. NOW you love Macho Man. Well it's too late...MAYBE NOT! YAH! YAH! RRAGH!" (after winning in Title Defense)
  • "STAY down!" (After knocking Little Mac down)
  • "Crunch Time!" (Successful left uppercut)
  • "Pump it!" (When hooking Little Mac successfully)
  • "Macho!" (Successful clothesline)
  • "Hang Ten!" (Successful Title Defense left uppercut)
  • "Wipeout!" (Successful Title Defense right spinning uppercut)
  • "Release the Beast!" (Successful Title Defense left spinning uppercut)
  • "Photo? Op. Uh-uh." (Contender taunt)
  • "Flex It!" (Title Defense taunt)
  • "Work It!" (Title Defense taunt)
  • "Feel the Burn!" (Title Defense taunt)
  • "Aw!" (After dodging his attack)
  • "Bogus!" (After dodging his attack)
  • "Dude?!" (After dodging his attack)
  • "No!" (After dodging his attack)
  • "Super! Macho! MAN!" (before the Super Macho Clothesline Attack)
  • "Augh...!" (Star Punch Reaction in Contender)
  • "Nice try!" (Dodging a Star Punch in Title Defense)


  • "Cover shot!"
  • "Curtain call!"
  • "Psych, baby!" (Likely dodging a Star Punch in Title Defense)
  • "Rats!" (Likely after dodging his attack)

Doc Louis Tips

  • "Alright, alright, alright! Super Macho Man's fame and fortune is over, baby! Let's turn his Hollywood face into a horror film, baby!"
  • "When you're done with this sucka, Mac baby, he's REALLY gonna need his sunglasses!"
  • "This is the big show, Mac! This is the big show, baby! Super Macho Man loves the spotlight! When he starts posing for his fans, something big is coming!"
  • "Okay kid, listen up. When Super Macho Man starts spinning, you're not gonna be able to dodge out of his way. Stay on top of your game, son!"
  • "Let's give this goose a gander. Show the fans why they oughta cheer for Little Mac!"
  • "You stole his spotlight. Now steal his thunder! Let's show the world why you're the champ, Mac!"
  • "You stole his spotlight, Mac. Now steal his thunder! Let's show the whole world why you're the best!"
  • "How you feel, son? How you feelin'? Super Macho Man's spinning uppercuts can be mighty nasty. You dodge the wrong way, you're gonna get hit."
  • "Hey, Little Mac baby. You feeling alright? You look a little kinda dizzy. Listen, Super Macho Man loves to spin. He oughta be a figure skater."
  • "Let's go, Mac baby. Dig deep, his spinning clothesline is nasty. You gotta be fast, you gotta be fast, Mac!"
  • "Super Macho Man is down and out, baby! I saw him sweeping up last night at the chocolate bars convention!"
  • "Lights! Cameras! KNOCKOUT, baby! Super Macho Man is cruisin' for a bruisin'! Hit him so hard to knock him into next Thursday!"



  • Super Macho Man is the only boxer in the Punch-Out!! series with three words in his boxer name.
  • His name is possibly a reference to famous wrestlers, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "Superstar" Billy Graham.
  • Super Macho Man's behavior in regards to his bravado and showing off whilst the audience audibly boos him and considers him a "heel", or villainous fighter, seems to be based off the wrestler Thunderlips, who fought Rocky Balboa in Rocky III (character of which Little Mac is based off of).
  • Super Macho Man's facial features and gray hair are noticeable despite him being only 27, which has been a point of debate between fans. There are several theories about this:
    • a) He has a rare genetic condition in which he developed gray hair at an early age
    • b) He's naturally silver- or platinum-blonde
    • c) He dyes his hair gray for reasons known only to him
    • d) His hair has been bleached out from too much time in the sun
    • e) He engages in constant tanning sessions, which has been noted to age skin severely
    • f) He suffers from stress issues (due to his lifestyle), which in real life, can cause premature aging
    • g) He is lying about his age (which was not uncommon among celebrities of the past)
  • Although a "Clothesline" is an actual wrestling move, Super Macho Man's Clothesline Spin is more similar to a haymaker punch, in which a boxer "whips" his arm around with minimal elbow bend. This move is usually considered illegal in real life, as it is powerful and leaves the user wide open should it whiff.

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!/Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream[]

  • Super Macho Man has a chance of saying "I work on my tan harder than I'll have to work on you!" between rounds. However, his in-game sprite doesn't seem to be tanned at all (likely due to sprite limitations).
  • Although Super Macho Man's usual depiction is of a stereotypical bodybuilder, he doesn't seem to have this look in this game. This is likely either due to sprite limitations or him being a palette swap of Soda Popinski to save space on the cartridge.
  • Super Macho Man, Soda Popinski, Bald Bull, and Mr. Sandman use the same laugh that was used by Ganon in the game over screen in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
    • During his laugh animation, whether it was due to sprite limitations or not, Super Macho Man laughs without opening his mouth.
  • The newspaper in the cutscene for winning the World Championship has Super Macho Man placing a lost and found request relating to his belt. It says: "Where is my belt".
  • His hair is silver in his profile picture, but it's black during the fight. This was probably due to technical limitations of the NES/Famicom.
  • It is possible to dodge Super Macho Man’s Clothesline Punch, no matter which side the player is dodging. So ducking can be optional.

Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]

  • This is the only Punch-Out!! game where Super Macho Man is not a palette swap of Soda Popinski, due to Popinski not appearing in the game. However, Super Macho Man is still a palette swap of another character, being Masked Muscle.
  • Super Macho Man is the only World Circuit boxer who uses legal boxing moves besides Aran Ryan (Heike Kagero hits Little Mac with his hair, and Mad Clown juggles and throws balls at him).
  • Super Macho Man and Heike Kagero are the only opponents in the game that can get up at the count of 1.

Punch-Out!! (Wii)[]

  • When Super Macho Man poses during his fight, he performs several bodybuilding poses in real life:
    • The successive poses before his Super Macho Clothesline Attack are the Side Chest, Back Double Biceps and an unknown pose.
    • His Flex It taunt also has him perform a Side Chest pose.
    • His Work It taunt has him perform a Front Double Biceps pose.
    • His Feel the Burn taunt has him perform a variant of the Most Muscular pose.
  • As with Don Flamenco, Super Macho Man is popular with the ladies and paparazzi. However, much like Aran Ryan the crowd boos him, even when he wins the match. During Title Defense Mode, he tries to get himself under the spotlight, but once he gets under it, the light moves away from him; he is also thrown food and garbage.
    • Ironically, if the player loses to him in Title Defense, Super Macho Man moves away from the spotlight twice before basking in it.
  • Despite the fact Super Macho Man had lost against Mr. Sandman in the championship, he still had the fame, ladies, and paparazzi following him, whereas after he lost against Little Mac, he seemed to have a lot of that taken away from him. A possible reason for this is that he was expected to beat Little Mac with ease, but when he fought Mr. Sandman, Super Macho Man's fans were expecting him to be defeated.
  • During his round intermissions, the audience seems to be cheering for him. This contrasts with the usual negative reception he is met with.
  • Super Macho Man is, along with Mr. Sandman, the only character in Contender Mode to have a changed record, from 35-0 to 35-1. The one loss was to Sandman himself, who up to that point, had no losses. He also gains a second loss in TD mode, much like Sandman in earlier games.
  • In Mr. Sandman's bio, along with Don Flamenco, Aran Ryan, Soda Popinski and Bald Bull, Super Macho Man is shown to be in the middle of a punch when Sandman knocked him out.
  • For some unknown reason, Little Mac disappears during Super Macho Man’s KO/TKO animation.
  • In Title Defense, he is the only opponent in the entire game to not have an instant-knockdown opportunity nor an instant-knockout opportunity. Additionally, only in Title Defense, if you manage to input a Star Punch just as Super Macho Man starts the first swing of his Super Macho Clothesline, it will land and he will idle until the end of the round.
  • His Title Defense appearance is similar to that when he appeared in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!.
  • In Title Defense Mode, if the player tries to use a Star Punch, Super Macho Man will maintain his stance until the moment before the punch is released, before dodging immediately before the punch connects, saying "Nice try!" This usually results in first-time players believing he doesn't know how to dodge Little Mac's Star Punch.
  • Super Macho Man, Aran Ryan and Bald Bull are the only boxers to attack the Referee. In between rounds in Contender Mode, Macho Man pushes the ref out of the way.
  • Super Macho Man is one of the most popular characters among the fandom, mainly due to his "heel" depiction and hammy personality. Particularly, some of his quotes have become popular internet memes, with notable examples like "Bogus!" (from which lines such as "Release the... BOGUS!" derive from), or "Dude?!" (oftentimes as a reference to The Dude from The Big Lebowski)
  • The only game the Super Macho Clothesline Attack appeared in was Punch-Out!! (Wii). In earlier games, the Macho Spin Punch was Super Macho Man's signature move.
Punch-Out!! characters
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
Arm Wrestling Challenger · Texas Mac · Kabuki · Mask X · Alice & Ape III · Frank Jr.
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