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Synonyms for counterpunch

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

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The perception is the Notorious is some smash-mouth brawler when in reality he is an aggressive counterpuncher who relies heavily on his opponents making a mistake.
Facing the counterpuncher David Ferrer, Saketh Myneni found the going tough.
Remember the one thing that everybody has said, I'm a counterpuncher. Rubio hit me.
Austrian power player Dominic Thiem won his French Open battle against Belgian counterpuncher David Goffin on Thursday to reach his first grand slam semi-final, where he will face world number one Novak Djokovic.
But Cruz's campaign also understood the peril of engaging Trump from a position of weakness, inviting the erratic wrath of a self-styled "counterpuncher."
He likes to control the pace of a fight and he is a counterpuncher. "But I'm 6'1" and so how can he counter-punch someone my height?" Brough has been crying out for a title shot for some time and is delighted to finally have a crack at glory - and the publicity that comes with it.
"This guy's an aggressive counterpuncher," Rodriguez said.
It was a quartet of unanimous verdicts for Birtley, Berry defeating a southpaw counterpuncher T Harty (Braunstone ABC) in Class One 34kgs and in Class Two 54kgs Burnside seeing off Buxton's Giann Magno.
But in Minister Rajab, their omissions and false assertions will not go unnoticed for as a verbal counterpuncher, she is a veritable Muhammad Ali.
"She was seen as a counterpuncher but she has become potent and aggressive and is still only 20 years old.
Floyd, fleet of foot and maybe the most deadly counterpuncher ever, rarely gets hit.
Federer said: "It's hard to get into any sort of rhythm against Tsonga from the baseline because he's a good counterpuncher. I didn't have much of a chance for a while on his serve."
Mitchell had to show he was a smart counterpuncher to keep the Aussie at bay.
Marquez is a counterpuncher who studies tapes of his opponent s offensive and defensive tendencies.
"He's a hell of a fighter, good counterpuncher, boxer, but I've been around the sport and I've faced many different styles so I'll adjust and I'll adapt once I get to that squared circle Saturday night."