counterpunch

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Synonyms for counterpunch

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

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We're not physically big but we have an awful lot of pace and on our day we're great counterpunchers.
Alas, as Counterpunchers learned recently Alexander was apparently not much impressed by our statistical work or the whole EMK '80 campaign for that matter.
But they're both conversation dominators rather than counterpunchers - and when you put two conversation dominators together they will always become competitive, even if only unconsciously.
In the Scottish final Neilly drew one of the best young counterpunchers in Scotland - Eastern champion Sandy Forsyth from the Leith Victoria club in Edinburgh.
Once Mayweather, touted as one of the sport's best counterpunchers and tacticians, found loopholes in Pacquiao's defense, however, the fight took a downturn for the eight-division world champion.
Once Mayweather, touted as one of the sport's best counterpunchers and tacticians, found Pacquiao's loopholes, however, the fight took a spiral for the eight-division world champion.