Characters from Nintendo's arcade-style boxing series, ''VideoGame/PunchOut''. ''Keep in mind that the identity of some of these characters are spoilers''.


!Main Characters

[[folder:Little Mac]]

->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES, SNES (as a brown-haired kid instead of black-haired), and Wii\\
Voiced in Super Punch-Out!! by: Charles Martinet\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Matt Harty[[/note]]

A scrappy young pugilist from the Bronx, New York. Possibly influenced by [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Ippo Makunouchi]] and/or Franchise/RockyBalboa.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the Wii game, where he sports a pretty dark complexion. He's typically assumed to be Italian-American, like Rocky Balboa.
* BadassNormal: He's puny compared to his competition, and has no gimmicks (minus his Star Punch, as well as his Giga form in the multiplayer mode). Doesn't stop him from rising to the top.
* BloodKnight: A rather subtle example, but judging by the way he glares at his opponents between rounds and grins triumphantly when he wins, it's clear Mac loves what he does.
* CombatPragmatist: Downplayed. While he won't break the rules to win (even if his opponent is blatantly cheating), he still has his moments. Little Mac's opponents will often try to taunt him, or cheat to heal themselves, giving Little Mac enough time to open up a can of whoopass on them. So be sure that, if you drop your guard, even for a second, against Little Mac, he WILL make you regret it.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Mac is quite a bit smaller than the majority of his opponents, who aren't even in the same weight class; even ''Glass Joe'' is slightly taller and heavier than he is. That doesn't stop him from fighting and winning.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Unless he nets himself some star punches, his only method of dealing with opponents is hitting them with weak individual punches, ''a lot''.
* {{Determinator}}: No matter how gigantic and intimidating his opponents are, he never backs down. Well displayed when you first face Mr. Sandman in the Wii version: as he's walking towards the ring, Doc Louis looks at him terrified, but Mac simply gives an undaunted grunt and gets to it, leaving Doc to smile proudly at his pupil.
* FragileSpeedster: Compared to everyone else in the league, at least. The other fighters require a DeathOfAThousandCuts to take down, whereas Mac has to get by with lots of dodging lest he be [=KOed=] in just a few hits, especially against the later / stronger fighters. Even ''Glass Joe'' is stronger than him if you let Joe hit him.
* GlassCannon: He can't take many hits, and his normal punches do fairly scratch damage compared to how hard his opponents hit, but his Star Punch technique can pack enough pain to deck his opponents within seconds.
* GuestFighter: His SNES appearance in the [=GameCube=] port of ''Fight Night Round 2'', as part of a licensing deal with EA.
* HairColorDissonance: While Mac's hair is unmistakably black in the NES game, his hair in the Wii installment is pretty difficult to describe. It usually looks dark blue, but official artwork makes his hair look greenish black too.
* HealingFactor: While its never explained in the game, Little Mac can psyche himself up after knocking down his opponent, between rounds, or even giving himself a HeroicSecondWind when on the verge of consciousness, all restoring his health bar.
* HeroicBuild: All that training made him positively ripped.
* HeroicMime: In the Wii version at least. Averted in other games.
* HeroicSecondWind: In the Wii version, he can stop himself from being knocked out. After slamming up against the ropes, he can barely catch himself by slamming a foot against the ground in front of him. [[DeathGlare He then proceeds to throw his head upwards at his opponent, a thoroughly pissed-off look on his face]], [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge followed by a inaudible roar with his fists akimbo, restoring a massive portion of his health, before resuming the match]]. In the Title Defense Challenges in Exhibition Mode, this action is required to complete one of Mr. Sandman's challenges.
* ImprobableAge: He won the WBVA title at the age of 17, when most real life international boxing organizations don't allow those under the age of 18 to compete with adults. [[note]]Except the National Golden Gloves tournament, which is open to non-professional competitors who are 16 or over.[[/note]]
* KidHero: Well, technically, Little Mac is in his late teens, but he might as well be a kid, since Little Mac's still a minor.
* TheLastDance: A non-lethal example. The ending of the Wii game has [[spoiler:Little Mac choose to make one last performance in Mac's Last Stand; defeating boxer after boxer until he loses three times and retires his successful career]].
* MadeOfIron: Downplayed, due to his FragileSpeedster nature, but the kid can take some surprisingly serious hits and keep on trucking. Aran Ryan can clock him using gloves loaded with horse shoes in them, but Little Mac will still keep swinging.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: When you think about it, it would take a lot of strength to make the likes of King Hippo even ''flinch''.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Hardly tiny, but at 5' 7" he's the shortest character in the game. And he used to be ''[[CharacterExaggeration even smaller]]'', being only 4'8" in the NES game. And he only weighs 110 lbs, making him a flyweight at the heaviest.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: One of Mac's special attacks in the SNES game is a series of rapid-fire regular punches.
** Downplayed in the Wii version. He doesn't have the same special attack as in the SNES era, but he is capable of throwing a combo of regular punches much faster than his opponents do.
* RealMenWearPink: He trains in his pink track suit, and does not kick a single ass less in it.
* RuleOfCool: In real life, Mac would never be allowed to fight people outside his own weight class (which would be junior flyweight if the WVBA's weight classes are analogous to the WBO's; only Glass Joe would be in the same weight class), whom almost all of his opponents are. But no bother: it's awesome to knock the stuffing out of these seeming ten-foot behemoths with your star punches.
* {{Shoryuken}}: His 3-star punch in the Wii version.
* ShoutOut: The SNES version of him looks a lot like [[Manga/DragonBall Trunks while being in Super Saiyan mode]]. Extra hilarity: ''[[VisualPun he's wearing boxing trunks]].''
* SilentBob: Mac only ever grunts and cheers in the Wii version, but the looks on his face clearly indicate what he's thinking. While his opponents TrashTalk him between rounds, Mac's DeathGlare simply tells his opponents to put their punches where their mouths are.
* TheUnfavourite: For some reason, Referee Mario is harder on him than the other opponents. Indeed, there are some matches he will ''never'' rule in Mac's favor, no matter ''how'' many points he scores.
* YouCanBarelyStand: During some of the fights, if you don't get knocked down or take that many hits, you can see Little Mac between rounds resting with a confident look on his face and eager to get back out to fight. However, if you take enough abuse, you instead see a bruised up Little Mac hunched over trying to support himself with an arm on his knee. Just one look at him and you can tell he's really giving it everything he has to try and win this fight. If he wins a fight like this, instead of a jumping, whooping Little Mac, he's stands in the middle of the ring holding a glove against his gut in pain. He then looks up at the crowd with a meek smile and weakly holds up a hand in victory.
* WeakButSkilled: Skilled enough to [[spoiler:beat VideoGame/DonkeyKong]].

[[folder:Doc Louis]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Riley Inge[[/note]]

Mac's portly trainer and a former boxing champion, he likes to joke around during Mac's fights, with occasional advice.
* BerserkButton: In his UsefulNotes/WiiWare game, just try to punch the chocolate out of his hands. He'll make you regret it.
* BigFun: He's a tubby guy who's almost always joking around. He treats Little Mac as much a close friend as he does a protege.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: ''"Join the Nintendo Fu.. I mean Club Nintendo today, Mac!"''[[note]]"Nintendo Fun Club", in case you were wondering.[[/note]]
* FormerlyFit: He was the champ back in his hayday, but he took to liking chocolate in his retirement and isn't as in shape as he used to be. He still packs a mean punch though.
* {{Koan}}: A few of his between match quotes.
-->''"What's your favorite IceCreamKoan, mine's chocolate."''
* TheMentor: He's a former boxing champion who helps Mac train and sometimes gives him advice.
* {{Mondegreen}}: On his [=WiiWare=] game, people make the common mistake of hearing (and posting) 'Iron Griffith!' on his verbal shot as he's about to unleash his [[OneHitKill Star Punch]] on Mac when it's simply 'I invented..!! ... the Star Punch.' Another way to look at it, though, [[MemeticBadass is that perhaps they're playing with the trope considering he was a heavyweight boxer in his heyday]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: It was a bizarre coincidence that [[ the NES version of Doc]] looked remarkably like [[Series/FamilyMatters Reginald Veljohnson.]] The Wii version both runs with it ''and'' goes one step beyond by having him voiced by a sound-alike.
* OneHitKill: His Star Punch, in ''Doc Louis's Punch-Out'', knocks Mac down in one hit if it connects.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: In ''Doc Louis's Punch-Out'', before his [[OneHitKill Star Punch.]]
-->''"I invented the Star Punch!"''
* RetiredBadass: Former champion of the WVBA. He maybe older, less fit, and slower than he used to be, but let his Star Punch connect 1 time and you will learn why he was the champ.
* StoutStrength: Doc may have put on a few pounds since his own days in the ring, but he can still hit like a ton of bricks.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The Wii version gives him an affinity to all things chocolate, especially chocolate bars.

->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, Arcade Super Punch-Out, Arm Wrestling[[/note]]

A green-haired pugilist and arm wrestler with no name.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Has a V on his tank top in ''Arm Wrestling''.
* CallingYourAttacks: His ringside manager barks out each of his moves as he performs them.
* LanternJawOfJustice: He's got a pretty big jaw there.
* NoNameGiven: Just Challenger, but you can give him [[OnlyKnownByInitials any three initials you choose]].
* OutOfFocus: The original main character of the series, replaced by Little Mac (unless he's just [[ArtEvolution an early portrayal of Little Mac]]).
* VisibleInvisibility: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. The Challenger is visible to the in-game opponents, but becomes a wire-frame person during matches so the player can see the opponent. He solidifies when holding up his championship belt.
* WeakButSkilled: Same deal as Mac; his attacks don't hurt much, but he's skilled enough to take down some powerful opponents.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: It turns ''red'' if he starts losing in ''Arm Wrestling''.


[[folder:The Referee]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, Arcade Super Punch-Out, Wii[[/note]]

The normal ref for the WVBA. He may have been the ref voice in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out.
* ButtMonkey: In the Wii version of the game, he gets slapped around by Aran Ryan, Bald Bull, and Super Macho Man. If Mr. Sandman beats you in Title Defense, Sandman will proceed to humiliate the ref for no particular reason. Despite being in the same circuit as these boxers, Soda Popinski seems to have nothing against the ref.
* EasilyDistractedReferee: Even for the FlexibleTourneyRules of the WVBA, he doesn't seem to notice any of the flagrant cheating under his watch. Or maybe he doesn't want to [[BullyingADragon piss any of the boxers off.]] Said cheating includes Aran Ryan's illegal headbutt and glove whip, Soda Popinski's instant-recovery soda, Bald Bull's charging uppercut, and King Hippo's manhole cover shield.
* NoNameGiven: Just the Referee.
* SilentBob: A bit of a stretch, since a good portion of the games he's in is him shouting phrases and whatnot, but in the Wii version, he chooses to perform all cutscenes silent. The best example would be when he decides a match winner in the event of a no-knockout match, but he does show some personality while being humiliated by challengers.

->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES[[/note]]

Mario from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series shows up as a SpecialGuest referee in ''Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (or Mike Tyson)'', having apparently taken some time off from [[SaveThePrincess saving Princess Peach from the Koopas]].
* NiceHat: Even as a referee, he still wears his signature red hat.
* SpecialGuest: Mario takes a break from hero work to serve as a referee.


!!Introduced in Arcade ''Punch-Out!!''

[[folder:Glass Joe]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Christian Bernard[[/note]]

The guy with the glass jaw and outrageous French accent. Along with Gabby Jay, Joe holds the WVBA record for most career losses.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Joe had brown hair in the arcade, blonde on the NES, and reddish-brown on the Wii.
* AtrociousAlias: That he's willing to go by the name "Glass Joe", even shouting it during his introductions in the Wii version, shows a measure of self-awareness.
* ButtMonkey: [[UpToEleven He's weak even compared to the stereotypical depictions of the French]].
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys:
** This is played straight in the NES game, where his between-round lines vary from "I want to retire!" to "Can I take a nap before the fight?"
** Subverted in the Wii version: while he fits the "French weakling" stereotype, [[{{Determinator}} he's not a coward, he never surrenders, and he never gives up]], as his 1-99 win/loss record will evidence. Unlike in the NES game, he displays a fairly positive attitude. Sure he's a loser, but he's an ''honest'' loser. His Smash Bros trophy makes note of this.
--> ''[...]he's lost more bouts than most have fought in, and yet he never surrenders.''
* {{Determinator}}: For a guy whose main trait is his suckiness, he certainly deserves kudos for still being in the ring. Even Doc Louis states that he deserves some respect for how "he can always take a whoopin'".
** In the Wii version, assuming you don't go for the TKO or an instant KO, his contender fight takes 5 knockdowns before he's down for good. You won't encounter another opponent who gets up that many times until Major Circuit champ Don Flamenco, and the only Contender mode fight to get up more times is the World Circuit champ Mr. Sandman (6 to knock out). Glass Joe may be weak, but he doesn't quit easily.
* FourIsDeath: Despite the fact he's French, four punches is the minimum needed to take the Frenchman out.
* {{Flanderization}}: Inverted in the Wii version. While the other boxers have their stereotypical traits dialed UpToEleven, Glass Joe became less of a stereotype. Instead of being a CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey, he's instead portrayed as a determined boxer in over his head.
* FrenchJerk: Zigzagged. In the NES version, Glass Joe is such a whiny crybaby that it's easy to LoveToHate him. In the Wii version, Joe is actually pretty friendly and has a competitive attitude, which makes him a lot more likable.
* HandicappedBadass: It turns out that the reason Glass Joe is such a pushover is because ''he's got a medical condition that makes him more easily knocked out''. When he wears a headguard in his title defense bout (which softens blows to the head), [[TookALevelInBadass he becomes MUCH more formidable]]. Sure, he's still the easiest guy of the title defense fights, but you'll get a rude awakening if you underestimate him.
* HighHopesZeroTalent: As pointed out by his Smash Bros trophy, he's lost more bouts than the other boxers have even fought in, and insists on continuing to fight despite his crippling medical condition. The Wii version emphasizes the "high hopes" part; he enters every match with undeserved confidence, and he's utterly overjoyed to actually win for once in his Title Defense victory cutscene.
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Mike Tyson (the real one) claims that he can't defeat Glass Joe.
* InstantWinCondition:
** Contender version: Get three stars in the first 30 seconds (punching him during his taunt, again as he returns to the center, and with three jabs/hooks/jabs combo until his health falls below 50%), then star punch him after his taunt for an immediate KO.
** TD version: Another three-star punch after his taunt will still KO him, which must be done to clear the four-punch challenge. You can also automatically KO him if you jab him 50 times, but by the time you can land that many jabs, you'll likely have TKO'd him already.
* {{Irony}}: Despite how many stereotypes are used in the games, contrary to the typical French depiction as CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys, he's the '''[=BIGGEST=]''' {{Determinator}} in the game by a long shot.
* {{Jobber}}: His record is an astounding 1-99.
* {{Leitmotif}}:
** The first part of "La Marseillaise", France's national anthem, as his introductory theme.
** The Wii version gives him a remix of the Main Theme in the form of a jaunty, classy French tune with a bass and a few soft notes on the accordion.
* MadeOfIron: Despite all the punishment he's taken, he somehow managed to avoid becoming a drooling vegetable.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Despite his resilience, Joe can't take a punch.
* MeaningfulName: Obviously a play on "glass jaw", a severe and possibly career-killing affliction. Not that it stops Glass Joe.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: You have to respect the guy for entering the ring proudly declaring "Je suis Glass Joe!"[[labelnote:Translation]]"I am Glass Joe!"[[/labelnote]]
* NiceGuy: Compared to the other fighters, he's pretty friendly. Doesn't seem to have any interest in taunting or mocking Little Mac, not that he has the right to anyway.
* OneHitKill: On the NES version, if you hit Joe after he steps back and taunts, there is a chance Joe will be knocked out. Since Joe does nothing before said taunt, it's possible this blow will be the only one in the fight. This is carried over to the Wii version, where it's a signal for a one-hit knockdown opportunity. [[InstantWinCondition If you hit him with a 3 Star Punch when he returns from the taunt, Joe will eat mat.]]
* ThePollyanna: In the Wii version, he's pretty energetic and optimistic for a guy who gets floored almost every time he fights.
* PunnyName: Glass Joe has a glass jaw.
* SissyVillain: Most of Mac's opponents talk trash to him between rounds, but most of Glass Joe's comments involve him whining about how he's too old to fight and wants to retire, begging Mac not to hit him in the jaw, or ''asking if he can take a nap before the next round.'' Obviously, this changes in Title Defense, where he TookALevelInBadass.
* ThrowTheDogABone: One of Glass Joe's challenges in the Wii game? Let him ''win''. [[CaptainObvious It's a lot harder than defeating him, actually]], since the win has to be by Decision after knocking him down three times.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the Wii version's Title Defense mode, his doctor prescribes him some headgear. He then greets you very smugly. [[WakeUpCallBoss Deservedly so.]] [[spoiler:Know a certain challenge (4 punch KO) and you can easily beat him.]]
* VocalDissonance: Joe is a scrawny, whiny nerd, making his pleasing baritone voice in the Wii version all the more surprising. Christian Bernard was an announcer for Radio Canada for years.
* WakeUpCallBoss: You know Title Defense mode is hardcore when even Glass Joe can kick your ass. The player has been facing increasingly faster opponents from Major Circuit onward. They have just beaten Mr. Sandman, who demands quick reflexes and moving near-immediately if Sandman even looks like he's moving. And then you fight Glass Joe again, who has much slower punches and a number of delayed ones. Joe gets most people on the first time in T.D. precisely because he's the slowest.
* WarmUpBoss: In every game he's in, he's the first opponent, and the easiest to knock out. With one exception.

[[folder:Piston Hurricane]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, SNES[[/note]]

Cuban-born Piston Hurricane is an agile boxer that can send Mac reeling with his "Hurricane Rush" punch combo.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His name is as awesome as you'd expect a piston and a hurricane to be.
* {{Expy}}: His arcade incarnation was basically a direct lift of [[Film/{{Rocky}} Apollo Creed]].
%%* FragileSpeedster
* TheGenericGuy: Compared to many of the other WVBA boxers.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Hurricane Rush/The Piston Punch.

[[folder:Bald Bull]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, Arm Wrestling, NES (Major circuit champ), SNES (Minor circuit champ), Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Erse Yagan[[/note]]

A heavyweight from Istanbul, Turkey. Telegraphs his punches very easily, but very few have been able to get back up from his "Bull Charge" maneuver. In the NES version, he is the Major Circuit champion. He also moonlights as a professional arm wrestler.
* AchillesHeel: His stomach. He doesn't hold up well to getting a hook to the gut in the Wii version, and it's how his signature move is stopped in every game. The Bull Charge is ''very'' dangerous, but if you manage to aim a punch at ''just'' the right time when he does it, you'll knock him down quickly.
* AxCrazy: In the Wii version, he is seen bashing his head into a post repeatedly for no reason. Also, his dialogue in-between rounds has him threatening to ''[[ImAHumanitarian eat]]'' Little Mac.
* BadassBoast: He's got a good one on why he's got his name.
-->"They wouldn't call me 'Bald Bull' if I didn't break their bones."
* BadassMoustache: He's one of the toughest opponents in the games, with the moustache to back it up.
* BaldOfEvil: He's one of the most vicious boxers in the series, and is completely bald.
-->''"My barber didn't know when to quit. Do you?"''
* BullfightBoss: During his "Bull Charge". Dodging it won't help you, as he'll either shorten the time it takes for him to charge, or keep doing it until one of you is down. You ''have'' to take a risk and meet him head on.
* CombatSadomasochist: To the extreme in the Wii game. This is the guy who repeatedly bashed his head against a post, punched himself in the head several times, and let ''actual bulls'' ram him before a match. If you see his defeated stance in Title Defense mode, the dejected Bald Bull just stands there, hitting himself in the head. He's just as brutal to himself as he is to anyone else.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: His [[OneHitKill Bull Charge]]. If it hits, the player's going down. If you counter with a gut punch at just the right moment, though, it will knock him down on the spot.
* {{Determinator}}: Title Defense Bald Bull. No matter how much punishment he receives, he won't touch that mat unless he's taken down with a Star Punch; much like his second encounter in the NES version.
* DramaticUnMask: Possible in ''Arm Wresting''.
* EvilLaugh: Does this after shrugging off a punch mid-Bull Charge in Title Defense mode. Send him to the mat with a Star Punch right after.
* GuestFighter: In the spin-off ''Arm Wrestling.''
* HotBloodedSideBurns: Especially noticeable since they're the only hair on his head other than his mustache.
* InstantWinCondition:
** If you take no damage in the first 90 seconds of a round, counterpunch his Bull Charge with a three-star punch for an instant KO. In TD mode, you can counterpunch his Bull Charge with a regular hook first, then hit him with the three-star punch after his recovery taunt instead.
** Using two separate star-punches to counterpunch his Bull Charge, or using three three-star punches to knock him down will also work, even if you use them in separate rounds.
* JerkAss: He gives the most harm to the Ref if he wins in Title Defense, and uncaringly throws his obviously very heavy dumbbell into the audience before Rounds 2 and 3 in Contender, which would kill someone in real life!
* {{Kayfabe}}: There are hints that his "wild man" personality is at least partially an act for the crowd. In his intro movies, he's remarkably calm (it takes a while for him to get mad at the paparazzi for disturbing his privacy). Between rounds, he speaks in an almost friendly tone and even casually cracks jokes at Mac and Doc. Once the bell rings, however, he's suddenly snorting and bellowing like a madman again.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A middle-eastern version of the Main Theme with emphasis on [[ Pungi]].
* LetXBeTheUnknown: As Mask X.
* MadeOfIron: He's the only character in the Wii version who doesn't get even slightly tossed into the air after getting knocked down (Even Mr. Sandman gets lifted a bit off his feet when he gets knocked down). He just stumbles a bit. Then there's his rematches in the NES and Wii (Title Defense) games. Even if you knock him down, he'll still get up. The only way to stop him? A ''star punch''.
* MaskPower: When he was Mask X in ''Arm Wrestling''. You even defeat him by yanking his mask off.
* MeaningfulName: His name is not because he is from IstanBUL, but rather came from the popular saying "Strong as an Ox"(An Ox is a castrated Bull) which translates in french "Fort comme un Turc" (literraly "Strong as a Turk")
* MusclesAreMeaningful: Next to King Hippo, Mad Clown, Mr. Sandman and Bear Hugger, Bald Bull is the heaviest boxer with a whopping 298 lbs of PURE muscle. In the Wii version, he has quite the "Heroic" Build in the sense that he is a very stubborn {{Determinator}}.
* MythologyGag: There are two references in the Wii game to his appearance in ''Arm Wrestling.'' One is Doc saying that if you can't beat him in boxing, maybe you can in arm wrestling. Another, more subtle one is the paparazzi that is always around, most likely a reference to him wearing a mask while in ''Arm Wrestling.'' He needed the mask so he didn't attract attention.
* {{Nerf}}: He's the champion of the Minor Circuit in the SNES game, and as such he's much easier to defeat than in the other games.
* OneHitKill: His Bull Charge (for you), or getting counterpunched during it (for him). In TD mode, this is subverted in that counterpunching him only gives you a star... but star punching him immediately after he finishes laughing off your efforts knocks him right down.
* PuzzleBoss: Somewhat for the second time you fight him in the NES and Wii game. No matter how little health he has, he doesn't go down to a regular punch (unless you hit him in a Bull Charge); you can only knock him down with a Star Punch. And he ''always'' gets up at 9.
* ShoutOut: The "Mask X" Mask design is similar to that of legendary wrestler "The Destroyer".
* TrainingFromHell: He prepares for his Title Defense bout by letting real bulls charge into him to build up his endurance and keep himself from getting knocked down.
* TurnsRed: The more he's hit, the more aggressive he becomes.
* UseYourHead: He will headbutt and bite you in arm wrestling.
* WakeUpCallBoss: More than any other boxer in any of the ''Punch Out!!'' games. In the arcade game, he was a huge jump in difficulty from the previous boxer (Piston Hurricane). He's even more like this in the NES version. Compared to every other boxer you fought up to this point, Bald Bull was freakin' ''huge'', and just ''looked'' like he was prepared to kick your ass, and his Bull Charge often ensured that he did exactly that. Finally, he's the champion of the Minor Circuit in the SNES Super Punch Out, where he plays the same role he did in the arcade game by being a huge jump in difficulty from the previous boxer (Piston Hurricane again, oddly enough). He avoids this in the Wii version, however, on account of being fought so late.

[[folder:Kid Quick]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out[[/note]]

One of the two left-behinds of the arcade games, he is a quick but pretty easy boxer with no special moves.
* AfroAsskicker: Has an afro and is a boxer.
* FragileSpeedster: He moves quickly, but isn't as strong as some of the other boxers.
* FunnyAfro: While small, he does have one.
* TheGenericGuy: This was why he was replaced/retooled into Disco Kid.
* OutOfFocus: With Disco Kid as a suitable replacement, who would also sport an afro in Title Defense.

[[folder:Pizza Pasta]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out[[/note]]

An Italian boxer, who was the other leftback, he uses a grab move to drain the energy from his opponent.
* AlliterativeName: Both of his names start with the letter P.
* BearHug: How he does his draining technique.
* MeaningfulName: According to Genyo Takeda (developer of the arcade game) and Satoru Iwata, there's a deeper meaning to his name--he [[BearHug sticks to you]] like cheese on pizza and pasta.
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't appeared at all since the very first arcade game.
* PunnyName: Haha, he's from Italy and named for Italian food.
* VillainousWidowsPeak

[[folder:Mr. Sandman]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out (champion), NES, SNES (Major Circuit champ), Wii (champion)\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Riley Inge[[/note]]

One of the big daddies of the WVBA circuit. His punches hit hard enough to make his opponents see stars, but has a particular weakness to body blows.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In the Wii version, he is at the top of the WVBA food chain with zero losses to his name, and Mr. Sandman believes himself unbeatable. This can be seen in his first fight, as he taunts Mac at every opportunity and when Sandman knocks Mac down.
--> "Tell your face to leave my fists alone!"
* BadassBaritone: The Wii version gives him an impressively deep voice to make him even more intimidating.
* BadassNormal: This is especially noticeable in the Wii version. Most of the other boxers have some sort of gimmick: getting hopped up on caffeine, training with animals, using magic, or being [[CelebrityIsOverrated rich and famous]]. Mr. Sandman's gimmick is simply [[TheUntwist being a boxer.]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer And he's very good at it.]] His only real quirk is the "Sandman" motif, which is all about sending his opponents off to Dreamland--that is to say, ''unconsciousness''.
* BerserkButton: Being beaten in the Wii version. Little Mac defeating him causes Mr. Sandman's button to be permanently punched in for the rest of the game, and his Title Defense sees him growling in utter fury at the sight of Mac.
* BigNo: Right before being star punched in the Wii version.
* BoringButPractical: Mr. Sandman has no special tricks or cheats in the Wii game. He doesn't rely on magic, animal trainers, or being really fat. He is simply the '''best boxer''' in the World Video Boxing Association.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's able to LEVEL BUILDINGS by sheer training and strength alone. Between rounds, he flexes his biceps by curling ''the ring ropes''. Anyone who's ever pulled a ring rope knows this is ''impossible''.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Gained these for his Title Defense bout. Dude must've lost ''a lot'' of sleep after losing to Mac.
* DeathGlare: In his Title Defense intro, he leers at Little Mac something fierce.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: In the Title Defense fight in the Wii game, after Mr. Sandman has been knocked down twice in a single round or a minimum of three times overall, he will use Berserker Rage, throwing a barrage of 14 very powerful and ''very'' fast uppercuts that come in bursts of 2-4, and at no point can it be countered. It doesn't take many to bring Mac down (in fact, the very last one [[OneHitKill can instantly knock him down]]). However, if the player survives, Mr. Sandman will burn out and be left wide open for Mac to lay the match ending beatdown on him.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: In the Wii version, not only does he have a 31-0 record, his intro shows him punching out ''every other boxer in the game''. Later, the prelude to his title defense match shows him punching down a building in rage after he sees a poster with Little Mac on it.
* {{Determinator}}: Thanks in part to [[GoodBadBugs a bug]], he's the only boxer who cannot ever be knocked down for a count of ten in the SNES version. He has to be [=TKO'd=] to beat him. A bit ironic considering that this was the weakest form of the character.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[ Joe Frazier.]] The Wii version adds some Mike Tyson, as well.
** He also has some Muhammad Ali in him in his Contender self, down to the record he had before his first defeat.
* HesBack: Mr. Sandman was the [[FinalBoss last boss]] of the original arcade ''Punch-Out!!'', but was reduced to a (still damn challenging) contender in following releases. In the Wii version, he's back to last boss status and with good reason, since he is downright SCARY. It also allows him to take Tyson's place as the final challenger.
* ImportantHaircut: For the rematch against him in Title Defense. It's a very similar haircut to what Mike Tyson himself had back in the day, with a twist: the uncut hair forms a "Z" on his head.
* JumpScare: One of his moves in the Wii version is to go "BOO!" to try to startle you, then driving his fist to your face when you fall for it. Of course, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard this can potentially backfire on him, as a well-timed jab when he's doing this can earn you a star.]]
* LanternJawOfJustice: The guy has a jaw like a concrete slab, most prominent in his ''Super Punch Out'' incarnation.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Wii version remixes the Main Theme during his fight into a fast-paced rock and roll version with loud guitar and a pounding beat.
* LightningBruiser: To quote Doc Louis: "Sandman's fast AND strong, he ain't the champ for nothin'!"
* {{Nerf}}: In ''Super Punch Out'', he's the champion of the Major Circuit. This is far and away the weakest incarnation of him.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: He's one of the most serious opponents of the bunch, and as such his only taunts are to fake Mac into dodging so that Sandman can take advantage of the vulnerability.
* OneHitKill: Two examples against him and one in favor in the Wii version:
** Star-punching him as he does the "Boo!" taunt, or just before he lands the first uppercut, will knock him down instantly.
** The last wink-guided uppercut he throws during the Berserker Rage will instantly knock Mac down if he's hit by it. If he manages to dodge it, though, Sandman will succumb out of fatigue and Mac can then punch him repeatedly to deplete his HP. Star-punching him during this phase will KO him instantly.
* PaintItBlack: In TD mode, Sandman gets trunks and boxing gloves largely colored black.
* {{Retcon}}: In the arcade and NES versions, Mr. Sandman is from Philadelphia, PA. However, in the SNES manual (not the actual game), he's listed as being from New York, NY. The Wii version restores his hometown as Philadelphia.
* ScaryBlackMan: The Wii version moreso, thanks to the voice acting. And he also ''leveled a building with his bare hands'' after Little Mac defeated him for the championship. That would make him scary if he was white, red, yellow, or pink and blue with silver polka dots.
* ShoutOut: His Wii incarnation is as close as you can get to having Mike Tyson in the game as is allowable. Especially in Title Defense. He even does the nightmarish wink-then-punch attack.
** Mike Tyson was well known for his "peek-a-boo" boxing style. If Mr. Sandman's gloves-over-eyes stance before his uppercut rush isn't enough to evoke this, peeking out briefly to shout "BOO!" definitely is.
* SoreLoser: His Title Defense self, and looking at him after his first defeat in the opponent select screen will show that he is shaking in rage.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mr. Sandman fills the role for Tyson in the Wii game, especially his Title Defense version.
* TermsOfEndangerment: In his NES and Wii incarnations he's the only character in the game other than Doc to call Mac by the nickname "Mac Baby".
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In the Wii version, he is 31 years old, has 31 [=KOs=] on his record, he is faced as the thirteenth opponent in both Contender and Title Defense modes, you start both fights against him with 13 hearts, and he throws 13 blink punches during his flurry of them after the second knockdown in Title Defense. It's also worth noting that his Contender introduction cutscene is 13 images long (whereas the other boxers' introduction cutscenes (Including his Title Defense introduction cutscene) are only 4 images long). Disturbingly, the ''frame perfect world record'' for beating Mr. Sandman in Super Punch-Out turns out to be [[ exactly 13.13 seconds.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When he whiffs a punch in the Wii version: "Uh-oh."
* TookALevelInBadass: When compared to the other games, he is still in the World Circuit but weaker than Super Macho Man. Needless to say after this, he deserves his Championship.
* VillainousBreakdown: Towards the end of his title defense match, he completely loses his composure and throws increasingly frantic uppercuts at Mac, ultimately leaving him exhausted and open to attack.
* WinkDing: Quite the dangerous example in Punch-Out!! for Wii. In his Title Defense match, he adopts Tyson's infamous "wink-then-punch" technique from the NES game. Once you hear a little "ding" noise, you'd better dodge ''immediately''. [[CombatPragmatist Or punch him in the eye he winks for a free Star.]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Says this if you face him in TD or Mac's Last Stand mode when the champ (Mac) makes his entrance.

!!Introduced in Arcade ''Super Punch-Out!!''

[[folder:Bear Hugger]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, SNES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: RichardNewman[[/note]]

A huge Canadian lumberjack that would love to give his opponents {{Bear Hug}}s. He lives in the wilderness with all them woodland critters.
* BadassBeard: Presumably, he grew his facial hair to make up for his lack of hair on his head.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Hugger''': Hey, hoser! I'm gonna hit you so hard, yer gonna see Northern Lights, eh!
* BearHug: His signature move, of course. It does a lot of damage and can only be dodged by ducking.
* BearsAreBadNews: Subverted in the Wii version, when he encounters a bear in his opening montage... who then becomes his trainer.
* BigEater: He could outrival King Hippo or a serious Piston Hondo in training if possible.
* BigFun: He even stops to dance occasionally. In the middle of a boxing match.
* BigNo: ''"Timber!!" (thud)''
* BoisterousBruiser: This big guy loves to throw his weight around.
* CallingYourAttacks: Both before ("NEED A HUG?" "CATCH-N-RELEASE!") and after ("Salmon Arm!" "He scores!") his attacks.
* CanadaEh: He lives in the woods, calls his opponents "hosers", drinks maple syrup, has chest hair in the shape of a ''pine tree'', plays hockey as part of his training, and will sometimes say "eh?" when he misses with an attack. This is more obvious in the Wii game, which was actually ''made'' in Canada, so it seems as though the people at Next Level Games like [[SelfDeprecation making fun of their own nationality]].
* CanadianEqualsHockeyFan: "He scores!" "Hat trick!"
* CarpetOfVirility: Has chest hair in the shape of a pine tree.
* ConfusionFu: In Title Defense, he gains a squirrel friend who helps him by occasionally signalling to him to delay an attack.
* FatBastard: Subverted. He's actually pretty friendly when he's not slamming you to the ground.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: In the Wii version, he befriends squirrels and a ''bear.''
* {{Gasshole}}: Belches at the camera after having some maple syrup just before the round starts in Contender Mode.
* IShallTauntYou: Has a tendency to taunt in a rather childish manner in Contender Mode, which can give you stars if you hit him.
* {{Kevlard}}: If you punch him in the belly in the SNES version, he'll just stick his tongue out at you.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A banjo-and-harmonica version of the Main Theme in a fast, jovial pace.
* MightyLumberjack: This lumberjack is strong enough to train with a bear.
* MountainMan: He lives in the Canadian wilderness and is a mountain of a man, but unlike most examples, he gets along with animals.
* NiceGuy: Compared to the other fighters, at least. His taunts are less threatening and almost reach CloudCuckoolander territory.
--> I'm a hugger, not a fighter.
* NiceHat: Wears one in Title Defense mode. And it's where his pet squirrel hangs out.
* OhCrap: Before taking a star punch in the Wii version, he mutters, "Aw, no."
* OneHitKill:
** In the arcade ''Super Punch Out!!'', the Bear Hug move is an instant-knockdown attack. It's nerfed in the SNES ''Super Punch Out!!'' as it only depletes 25% of Mac's full health. The Wii game has the attack deplete 50%.
** Wii Contender version: Counterpunching any of his attacks or taunts with a star punch will automatically knock him down.
** Wii TD version: Like Von Kaiser, a three-star punch while he's stunned automatically knocks him down, regardless of how much health he has.
* {{Retcon}}: Although it was AllThereInTheManual and not the game itself, he was supposed to be from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the SNES game, while the Wii game has him come from the aforementioned Salmon Arm, British Columbia, instead.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Title Defense version in the Wii sees him wearing a hat that houses a squirrel that wears boxing gloves, complete with ridiculously cute sound effects.
* SelfDeprecation: As mentioned above, the Wii game was developed by the Canadian developer Next Level Games, and in that game he's ''more'' stereotypically Canadian than in the previous games.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Tends to nod off from time to time, like the TD fight loading screen.
* StoutStrength: He may be fat, but he's strong enough to train with a bear.
* TookALevelInBadass: Went from being the opening opponent in the second arcade game to the second boxer of the game in the SNES version to a Major Circuit fighter in the Wii version. Apparently bears make really good boxing trainers.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Regularly drinks maple syrup straight from the bottle. Also likes raw fish.
* TheSouthpaw: In the arcade and SNES versions, he is southpaw. He changes to orthodox in the Wii version, making him one of the only boxers who use both stances.

[[folder:Dragon Chan]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, SNES[[/note]]

A kickboxer from Hong Kong who bears more than a little resemblance to Bruce Lee.
%%* AnimeHair: Subdued, but yeah.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: "You will find yourself face down... when you wake up." This gets a sort of call back at the end of the game:
--> "When I woke up... It was me lying on the mat."
* BilingualBonus: His ringman speaks only in Chinese, which predates the Wii version having boxers only speak in their native languages. His name is one that's also a ShoutOut: Jackie Chan's stage name incorporates the character for "dragon".
* BruceLeeClone: Bears an uncanny resemblance to Lee. [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises He has the noises down, too.]]
* CombatPragmatist: He kicks in a boxing match.
* HealingFactor: If you let him meditate midfight, he'll recover a quarter of his health. Power-punching[[note]]The mechanic that replaced the Star Punch in SNES[[/note]] him in the gut while he's doing this cancels it out, and may even send him down.
* {{Kiai}}
* OneHitKill: His flying triangle kick is an instant knockdown if it connects.
* ShoutOut: To both Creator/BruceLee (in look) and Creator/JackieChan (in name).

[[folder:Vodka Drunkenski/Soda Popinski]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Ihor Mota[[/note]]

He comes from Moscow, Russia, usually with a bottle of vodka (or soda) in his hands. As opposed to most of the other fighters, Soda Pop is a lefty, [[DamnYouMuscleMemory making him a bit harder to read.]]
* AlcoholHic: Or soda-hic more like.
* BadassMustache: One of the strongest boxers with a suitably impressive stache.
* BadassNormal: Aside from the whole soda schtick, he's a fairly normal boxer.
* BaldOfAwesome: He has even less hair on his head than Bald Bull, although Bald Bull is slightly more awesome.
* BerserkButton: In the Wii version, he gets mad if you star punch him or knock him down, but he goes absolutely ballistic if you knock the bottle out of his hand. Dodge his flurry of uppercuts and he's wide open.
* BoisterousBruiser: When he's not trying to punch your face in, he's either laughing heartily ([[AnnoyingLaugh if not annoyingly]])or enjoying a drink. In the Wii version, his victory animations include him doing a [[ThatRussianSquatDance Cossack dance]] and a juggling act.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the arcade, he was named Vodka Drunkenski, but in the NES version, this was changed to Soda Popinski (and yet the references to him being drunk were [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar left in somehow]].) The Wii version also uses "Soda Popinski", but it seems to actually be soda this time -- the bottle is clearly plastic like a soft drink bottle because it crumples instead of shattering when Soda crushes it, and the bubbles that appear during the match resemble soft drink fizz instead of the froth of some alcoholic drinks. He does still have some references to being drunk, however, as he at one point tells Little Mac (in Russian) that he will crush him, but the dialect in which he says it sounds like he intends to run over Mac with his car. Hilariously, getting drunk on soda actually made him even more memorable than if he had just been your standard drunk Russian.
* CrazyPrepared: This dude always seems to have at least one soda bottle on his person. Makes you wonder [[{{Hammerspace}} where he keeps 'em]].
* CheatersNeverProsper: One of Soda Popinski's TD Challanges has you let him drink his soda, but you still have to defeat him in the end.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He can recover health during his intermission sequence on the Wii version. You ''can'' do the same thing (once per match), but he can do it in every intermission. At least they're skippable, and if you do so, [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment he actually WON'T recover]].
* DrunkOnMilk: Or on soda rather. And by that, we mean ''completely sloshed by soda''.
* DrunkenMaster: He may be drunk on soda, but he's still a tough boxer.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the arcade game, he's right-handed.
* EvilLaugh: He does it more than ''any'' other challenger in the NES version.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: More like green bottle of "soda".
* GentleGiant: Downplayed. He may be trying to punch your lights out, but he IS a boxer. Aside from that, he's not nearly as hostile as some of the other World Circuit boxers, and in the Wii version, he's the only one who never attacks, harasses, or manhandles the referee in any way.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: NES version + Vodka bowdlerized to Soda = kid friendliness, yet he still has win quotes suggesting that rather than on a sugar rush, he's absolutely shitfaced.
* TheGiant: Standing at a whopping 6'6", he is the tallest character in the Wii game, only just taller than the 6'5" [[ScaryBlackMan Mr. Sandman]].
* GlassCannon: Popinski hits hard, but watch his health fall after he gets a 3 Star Punch.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Where exactly does Soda keep his bottles?
* HealingFactor:
** If you let him take a drink of his soda midfight on the Wii version, he'll recover almost all of his health.
** When he gets knocked down, it only takes a single drop of soda to get him back on his feet.
* HuskyRusskie: This Russian boxer is one of the biggest fighters in the series.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Song of the Volga Boatmen" as his introductory theme. The Wii version remakes that and his version of the Main Theme as a full-blown Russian orchestra, complete with an all-male choir.
* LightningBruiser: Not only is Soda the tallest boxer in the game, he throws very quick punches.
* LittleNo: In the Wii version, knock him down enough times without a TKO or KO animation and he'll eventually run out of soda. His response is a little "Nyet".
* OneHitKill:
** If the last punch in a jab combo (usually around five hits in Contender) is a star punch instead of a jab, Soda will get knocked down, regardless of how much health he has. In TD mode, the jab counter has to be 5 or higher for this to work.
** Contender version only. A delayed hook, followed by a delayed jab on the opposite side, followed by a star punch will also do this.
* PunnyName: "Soda pop", with the stereotypical Russian name suffix -inski in his name.
* TheSouthpaw: His left-handedness can catch many a player off-guard.
* SovietSuperscience: Implied to be how his Title Defense soda pop was engineered.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: One of his victory animations, his Contender one specifically.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Soda Popinski ''loves'' soda. He can't get enough of it. Drinking a single drop can refill him with energy immediately. Also, when you punch him, you hear fizzy noises, presumably because he is somehow that full of soda.
* TurnsRed: Pink, too!
* VodkaDrunkenski: The TropeNamer for drunk Russian guys and a textbook example, even if {{Bowdlerization}} means he's getting drunk on soda.

[[folder:Great Tiger]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Sumit Seru[[/note]]

A mystic from Mumbai, India. His special attack is the "Magic Punch", which takes on different forms depending on the game, but always involves him splitting into clones of himself and fooling Mac by having both him and his clones "attack" at once.
* ASinisterClue: Referenced; one of Great Tiger's Challenges in Contender has Little Mac beat him with only punches from his right hand.
* BilingualBonus: He's speaking fluent Hindi in the Wii version. And in Title Defense mode, when he goes into his magic punch attack, he essentially shouts out "Earthquake!"
* CallingYourAttacks: The color of the jewel in his turban is one of his tells.
* DopplegangerAttack: His summons copies of himself while doing his "Magic Punch".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of his taunts in the Wii version has him telling Little Mac (in Hindi) to go and drink his mother's milk (a slightly roundabout way of calling him a baby who should run home to his mommy).
* InstantWinCondition: TD version only. During his Mirage Dance, counterpunch his clones, duck his tornado, then use a star punch while he's stunned (can be one star) to instantly KO him. If you don't counterpunch his clones, the star punch will only knock him down instead.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Wii version gives him an Indian sitar version of the Main Theme with echoing notes to make it feel more "mythical".
* ManInWhite: Great Tiger's TD ensemble. Like Piston Hondo, it holds as much meaning as PaintItBlack.
* MidairBobbing: He bobs up and down while he's floating.
* OneHitKill: In Contender Mode, hitting him with a hook mid-Rushing Magic Attack results an instant knockdown. For a more traditional insta-KO, in TD Mode, intercept the clones, duck the swing, then put the tiger back into his cage with a Star Punch.
* PowerEchoes: Several of his quotes have a natural echo to them, especially while he is using magic.
* PowerFloats: His Mirage Dance in the Wii version.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: In his arcade appearance, he does a punch rush similar to Piston Hurricane.
* SimSimSalabim: He rides a magic carpet, he wears a turban, he has a tiger motif, and he's from India.
* TeleportSpam: All over the place.
* WakeUpCallBoss: In both the NES version and the Wii version, he's considered the first fighter to present a challenge.

[[folder:Super Macho Man]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out (champion), NES (champion), SNES (champion), Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Mike Inglehart[[/note]]

An egotistical Hollywood bodybuilder who is the World Circuit champ in most games. His spinning clothesline punch is his greatest and fastest attack.
* AllAmericanFace: Started out that way (sorta), but acts like a {{Heel}} in Punch-Out Wii (i.e. knocking the ref over).
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's one of the rudest, most arrogant boxers around.
* AttentionWhore: Unlike Bald Bull, he clearly relishes the attention he gets from the press. Doesn't stop him from [[{{Jerkass}} acting like a dick towards them.]] During Macho Man's intro in Title Defense, he tries to pose under a spotlight that keeps moving away from him, which results in him stamping his feet in a tantrum. "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME!?"
* TheCasanova: The chicks dig him. It helps that he's rich.
* CoolShades: "Oh, these sunglasses? You can't afford these sunglasses!"
* CombatPragmatist: His [[SignatureMove Super Macho Clothesline Attack]] is closely resembling at a Haymaker Punch: this is a particular punch where the arm is "whipped" sideways from the shoulder with minimal elbow bend. It's considered illegal because it is THAT powerful and realistically, [[GlassCannon it leaves you wide open if you miss]].
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: In the Wii version, sort of. It's more than likely a tan.
* DeathByAThousandCuts: One of Super Macho Man's TD Challenges will have you KO him in Round 1 without gaining a single Star.
* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2, especially in the Wii version.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His trademark move, the Super Spin Punch, comes in two flavors. He either throws a single punch which hurts a ''lot'', or he rears back and throws multiple punches (called the Super Macho Punch in the Wii version), each and every one of them being an instant knockdown except in the Wii version[[note]]And even then only in the first fight. It goes right back to being instant knockdown in Title Defense.[[/note]]. He also gains a [[{{Shoryuken}} spinning uppercut]] in Title Defense. His Knockdown animation involve him spinning before falling on the mat and when KO'ed, he literally ''spins through the air''.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[DownplayedTrope At the very least]], his Title Defense intro has him getting increasingly furious about Little Mac casually turning down all the fame and fortune he sees being offered to him.
* {{Expy}}: Reportedly of pro wrestler [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. Also bears a resemblance to (and sounds a lot like) HulkHogan and Wrestling/RicFlair (the latter moreso in the SNES and Wii appearances). His name is probably a reference to Wrestling/RandySavage, aka Macho Man.
* HairColorDissonance: His hair is silver-blonde. It looks gray. As a result, many people think he's older than he is (twenty-seven in the Wii version).
* {{Heel}}: In the Wii version, contrary to his belief, he is the most hated of all the characters. The crowd boos him more loudly than even [[CombatPragmatist Aran Ryan]].
* InstantWinCondition: Contender version only. When he uses Super Macho Spin, a three-star punch in between his second and third spin will put him down. However, since he usually does this move after the second knockdown, using a one or two-star punch will result in a TKO anyway.
* {{Jerkass}}: While most of the fighters are jerks in some manner or another, Super Macho Man is in a class of his own, especially in Title Defense.
* LargeHam: Comes with the full-of-himself superstar territory.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Naturally, a 90's surfer rock version of the Main Theme in the Wii version.
* {{Nerf}}: Unlike Bald Bull and Mr. Sandman, Macho Man retains his category in the SNES game (he's still the champion of World Circuit), but he's still easier to defeat than in other games because his more powerful attacks (including the spin punch) are only performed after he's knocked down twice.
* NonIdleRich: So rich, in fact, that when you knock him out in the Wii version, ''dollar bills'' fly off him.
* OneHitKill: TD Super Macho Spin is this for you. And in Contender, star punching him in between his second and third spin will do this to him.
* PecFlex: His trademark taunt. He steps it up in the Wii by flexing his butt at the player, too.
* ProducePelting: In Title Defense mode on the Wii. Guess he's not so much an AllAmericanFace in that version anymore, is he?
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''SUPER!''' '''MACHO!''' '''MAN!'''
* SoreLoser: He gets very angry after his loss to Little Mac and his intro video in Title Defense has him being jealous of Mac's fame, and further enraged that he'd graciously decline the perks of it.
* SmugSnake: He's definitely one of the tougher boxers in the series, but his skill is utterly dwarfed by his ego.
* SurferDude: He always had shades of this, but the Wii version takes it UpToEleven: His theme is surf music, he says things like "Dude" and "BOGUS" when he misses, and announces one of his combos with "HANG TEN!"
* TotallyRadical: In the Wii version, surfer slang and all.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's in his mid 20's, yet apparently due to the Hollywood lifestyle and constant sun exposure, looks like he's about 50.

!!Introduced in NES ''Punch-Out!!''

[[folder:Von Kaiser]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Horst Laxton[[/note]]

A Berliner bruiser with an obvious facial tic, probably caused by one too many blows to the head.
* BadassBoast: One of his preround taunts is ''"ICH BIN EINE KAMPFMASCHINE! MEIN NAME: VON KAISER!"''[[note]]translation: ''"I AM A FIGHTING MACHINE! MY NAME: VON KAISER!"''[[/note]]
* BadassMustache: He's got an impressive moustache, and is a challenging opponent in Title Defense.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: During his Title Defense match, his [[OneHitKill Spin Punch]] (nicknamed by fans as "The Von Kaiser Wave"). After recovering from being knocked down, he wildly screams and punches himself in the head to psyche up, before charging at Little Mac with a furious punch. If it lands, it will knock down Little Mac, no matter how much health he has. If it misses, Von Kaiser is left open for a massive counter attack. This is one of the few moves capable of knocking Little Mac down in a single hit.
* GermanicEfficiency: The mindset behind this quote:
-->'''Von Kaiser''': ''"Ich? Deutsche Präzision. Du? Windmühle."'' [[labelnote:Translation]] ''"Me? [I'm] German Precision. You? [You're a] Windmill."''[[/labelnote]]
* ImportantHaircut: In Title Defense mode, Kaiser gives himself a flat top haircut, which seems to eliminate his psychological handicap.
* InstantWinCondition:
** Contender version: A three-star punch during his Mommy "taunt" will instantly put him down, which is the only way to do his five-punch challenge (three punches for the stars, one punch to put him in the taunt, one star punch to finish it).
** TD version: Get a star from all seven possible ways. Any star punch afterwards will knock him down.
* GroinAttack: In the Wii version, his intro cutscene in Contender mode shows him trying to teach children how to box...and one of them punches him in the dick. They laugh while he has a nervous breakdown.
* {{Leitmotif}}:
** The main portion of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" as his introduction.
** The Wii version gives him a remix of the Main Theme in the style of a World War II military tune.
* MadEye: Sports one during the last image of his Title Defense movie.
* MegatonPunch: See DeathOrGloryAttack above.
* OneHitKill:
** In Contender Mode, if he pokes his head out from behind his gloves, hit him with a 3 Star Punch to take the steam out of this fighting machine.
** In Title Defense, ''he'' starts using one against you. See DeathOrGloryAttack above.
* ScreamingWarrior: In Title Defense, this tells he's doing his One Hit Kill. "AAAAAAAAAATTACKEEEE!"
* ShellShockedVeteran: the Wii version obviously suffers from some kind of PTSD... from being ''beat up by his child students at his boxing academy''. "Mommy!" Getting beaten by Mac apparently knocks him out of it.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Title Defense, he recovers completely from his trauma and takes his fight more seriously. As a result, he's harder in Title Defense, faking attacks to confuse Mac and having one of the few one-hit knockdown moves in the game.
* TheVonTropeFamily: Just in case you weren't sure about his nationality.

[[folder:Piston Honda/Hondo]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES (Minor Circuit champ), Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Kenji Takahashi[[/note]]

A boxer from Japan who promises to give Mac a "TKO from Tokyo." Holds the Minor Circuit belt in the NES game.
* BigOlEyebrows: A part of his tell, too.
* BilingualBonus: His headband in the NES game said "Nippon ichi," which translates to "Japan's best." In the Wii game it says "Ichiban," which means "the best", likely to avoid any confusion with a different use of the phrase Creator/NipponIchi.
* BoringButPractical: His Hondo Rush is nothing more than a series of quick punches… that each take away a good chunk of your health and are nearly impossible to evade.
* ConsummateProfessional: He's among the more serious and realistic boxers in the series. In addition to actually adhering to the rules of real-life boxing (a rare feat in the franchise), he holds one of the best records (26 total wins, 18 wins by knockout, and only one loss) in both of the games he appeared in.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Y'know that move he does in the opening of his TD match? Yeah, he never does that in the fight.
* FourIsDeath: One of Hondo's TD challenges is to beat him after blocking ''44'' jabs, and in the NES game his Hondo Rush attack consists of four jabs. 4 is also the minimum amount of punches needed to KO him, though this is only during Contender.
* GratuitousJapanese: The English translation of the first game has one of his dialogs being made up of random Japanese words. This is averted in the Wii game; despite being a studio in an English speaking part of the world (Next Level Games being located in British Columbia, Canada), dialog is spoken instead of written and only characters with English as their native language speak it, with boxers from non-English-speaking countries speaking the native language of their country. Not only does Piston Hondo speak real Japanese instead of random words, his voice actor is actually Japanese rather than an American or Canadian speaking [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage Surprisingly Good Japanese]].
* {{Hachimaki}}: Wears one around his head.
* HonorBeforeReason: He bows ''in the middle of a boxing match''! Of course, he learns his lesson and he can avoid the coming blow much faster in Title Defense mode.
* InstantWinCondition:
** Using a three-star punch while he bows or to counterpunch the Hondo Rush will give you the win.
** TD version only. A three-star punch while he switches sides to perform an uppercut is also an instant KO.
* IShallTauntYou: The bowing thing is not a compliment. He makes a point of looking at Mac while he's doing it; in Japanese etiquette, this is a very disrespectful gesture.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sakura" as his introductory theme, given its distinct, traditionally-Japanese feel. The Wii version gives him a properly Japanese rendition of the main theme as well, complete with shamisen.
* ManInWhite: In Title Defense. However, since he's from Japan that's the same as PaintItBlack.
* MartialArtsHeadband: One of his defining physical characteristics.
* MeaningfulName: Hondo is an archaic name for Honshu, the main island of Japan. Considering the fact that the game in which he goes by that name depicts him as extremely polite with a huge sense of honor, it fits, especially since his hometown of Tokyo is on the southeastern part of Honshu.
* NiceGuy: In the Wii version. He bows and politely introduces himself during his Contender match, doesn’t visibly bear any ill will towards Little Mac following his losses, and [[AllThereInTheManual is revealed to be an altruist who raises funds to build hospitals and schools in his home country.]]
* OneHitKill: Two of them. Star punching him while he's bowing, and properly counterpunching the Hondo Rush will knock him down.
* PerpetualFrowner: Just look at that scowl! He sure takes his boxing seriously.
* PunnyName: In the NES version, his last name's Honda. Which is why his first name's Piston--like the pistons in a Honda car's engine.
* SelfDeprecation: This would definitely count for Hondo. Just think about it: Which country is [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Piston Hondo is from?]] And which country is [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} the publisher/producer of the Punch-Out series from?]]
* ShoutOut: In the NES game he asks if NHK's cameras are running, NHK being a large television network in his homeland.
* ShowingTheirWork:
** He's staring at Mac when he bows, which is a very disrespectful sign in Japanese culture. He's not being honorable, [[StealthInsult he's being a dick]]. [[note]]In Japan, you're supposed to look downward when you bow as a show of trust. Maintaining eye contact is considered disrespectful as it implies you don't trust the person you're bowing to enough to take your eyes off of them. Thus, because bowing implies respect, staring at someone while you bow is akin to mocking them. However, an exception can be made when Japanese fighters are within striking distance of each other. In that case, it would simply be considered a sign of prudence. That means that Piston Hondo isn't being disrespectful after all.[[/note]]
** During intermissions in his Title Defense match, he can be seen reading a book. A careful look at his eye and head movements suggest he's actually reading it right-to-left, as one correctly should for Japanese-formatted reading.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Replaced Piston Hurricane, though to Hondo's credit he's at least more distinct from his predecessor than Gabby Jay is to Glass Joe.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Hondo Rush, and especially his TD intro.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sushi, it seems. Heck, it even flies out of his head when you hit him! During the intro for his Title Defense match, you see him eating TONS of it.
* TrainingFromHell: His intro video for title defense has him in ''serious training''. He's blocking swords with his bare hands, eating his own weight, and then some, in sushi, and running at the same speed as a ''bullet train''.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Originally in the NES game he asked if the NHK camera crew was filming the match (NHK being a popular public broadcaster in Japan comparable to Creator/TheBBC in the UK but more independent from the government somewhat like the United States's Creator/{{PBS}}), but likely due to trademark reasons, he says "my camera crew" in the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole versions. In addition, his surname was changed in the Wii game from Honda to Hondo, likely due to fears of a lawsuit from the Honda motor company. However, the new surname isn't meaningless (regardless of whether the meaning was intended).

[[folder:Don Flamenco]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES, Wii (Major Circuit champ)\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Juan Amador Pulido[[/note]]

A flamenco dancer from Madrid, Spain, who decided to bring his show to the boxing ring. He loves to goad Mac into attacking him, and after he blocks the blow, he'll take a wild swing (sometimes calling out the name of his girlfriend Carmen). Flamenco is the Major Circuit champion in the Wii version.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's one of the cockiest opponents in the Wii game, treating the match more like a big show rather than a fight. His defeat seems to deflate his ego a bit, as he's much more serious the second time around.
* BerserkButton: When his toupee is knocked off in the Wii version. He even starts turning red, and he can't be stunned until you've hit him enough times.
* BringIt: He taunts Little Mac into attacking him with this motion. In the Wii version, he says things like, "¡Anda, anda!", "¡Venga, venga!", "Vamos, vamos," all of which mean "Come on! Come on!"
* CombatPragmatist: In the world circuit rematch in the NES game he will constantly force you to punch at him as he just stands there blocking until you're tired and unable to hit him back when he unloads on you.
* CycleOfHurting:
** In his first encounter in the NES version, it's possible to beat Flamenco using an endless 1-2 combo of jabs to the face. His Wii incarnations have endless combos as well, even if you have to work it a bit differently.
** In Contender mode, the combo is "left jab, right hook" or vice-versa. In TD mode, the combo is "left jab, right hook, left jab; right jab, left hook, right jab; left jab..." or vice-versa.
* DanceBattler: With Flamenco as his theme.
* DashingHispanic: He's a Spanish bull fighter with flamboyant poses, and is popular with the ladies if his intro is any indication.
* DodgyToupee: To hide his [[PrematurelyBald premature]] [[VillainousWidowsPeak balding]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Anyone paid close attention to his normal intro in the Wii game? Look at the way he punches the bull into orbit; that's how newbies can beat Bald Bull and his Bull Charge as well as completing a certain challenge against him.
* InstantWinCondition: Contender version only. It's trickier to pull off than the others, but it's there. While taking no damage, use an infinite combo of 14 alternate jabs and hooks in opposite directions to knock him down. When he gets up, counterpunch his uppercut, then star punch him for the KO.
* IShallTauntYou: Done to trick Mac into attacking, giving him an opening for a counter of his own.
* {{Leitmotif}}:
** "March of the Toreadors"[[note]]Also called "Overture" and "The Bullfighter's Theme"[[/note]] from ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}''
** Appropriately, his remix of the Main Theme in the Wii version is in the form of a Flamenco melody, with castanets and Spanish guitar.
* MarathonBoss: The second fight with him in the NES version can turn into this if the player is really unlucky.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He looks an awful lot like Prince Charles in the NES version.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Cause it's a toupee.
* PaintItBlack: In Title Defense, he wears an all-black attire and switches his red rose for a black one.
* PrematurelyBald: His hair is receded despite being in his early 20s.
* ShoutOut: One of Don Flamenco's quotes in the NES game was "Flamenco Strikes Back! Return of Don!" Who knew he was a StarWars fan?
* SomethingAboutARose: Don loves to keep a rose with him during fights. His Title Defense costume includes a [[PaintItBlack black rose]].
* SoreLoser: He is furious after his loss to Little Mac even tearing down a poster of Mac in disgust.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** In the NES VideoGame/PunchOut you have to fight him twice. The first time, on the major circuit, he's almost as easy as Glass Joe despite having highly damaging punches since he's so easy to lock into extensively long combos and his blows are so easy to dodge. Then he comes back with a vengeance on the world circuit and is much, much harder to beat. This applies even in-universe, where his World Circuit ranking is higher than Major Circuit champ Bald Bull.
** Also managed to take a level in badass in the Wii version despite using essentially the ''exact same method of fighting''! Of course, he is no longer restricted to the same old uppercut after blocking your punches, anymore, and can do slow uppercuts, fast uppercuts, hooks, or jabs. And of course, Title Defense adds yet another level by doing TWO counters per block.
* TorosYFlamenco: His name is Don Flamenco ("Don" either being a more formal version of "mister" in Spanish or, more archaically, being the Spanish equivalent of "sir," thus making him "Mr. Flamenco" or "Sir Flamenco"), and his other career is bullfighter, in which he goes about the same way as boxing, and he's probably better at the former.
* TurnsRed: Knock his toupée off in the Wii version, and he gets ''much'' more aggressive.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Villainous in that he's your cocky opponent anyway.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: His trunks in Contender mode are yellow and red--in the same shades and pattern as the Spanish flag.
* YouFightLikeACow: His primary strategy is to taunt his opponent into attacking.

[[folder:King Hippo]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES, Wii (Minor Circuit champ)\\
Voiced in ''Captain N: The Game Master'' by Garry Chalk[[/note]]

A true island of a man, hailing from somewhere in the South Pacific (it's never stated exactly where "Hippo Island" is). Very hard to bring down, but once you do, he won't get back up.

* AdaptationalVillainy: Equally if not better-known for his turn in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' as one of Mother Brain's henchmen.
* AdaptationalWimp: In ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', due to politics about throwing punches in a children's cartoon.
* AdiposeRex: It's never stated outright if he actually is a king, but he at least styles himself as one and is ''the'' fattest boxer in the series.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Hippo is said to be human, but doesn't look like a normal person. Even if you take the art style into account he's jarringly different compared to someone like Glass Joe or Von Kaiser.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Hippo takes great pains to guard his navel, which results in [[ComedicUnderwearExposure his pants being dropped]] revealing his [[GoofyPrintUnderwear star-print boxers]]. He even [[spoiler:uses a ''manhole cover'' (affixed with duct tape!) to protect it]] in the Title Defense mode of the Wii version.
* BigEater: Shown eating a whole island worth of fruit in his Wii intro.
* FatBastard: Subverted, as he doesn't taunt Mac like the other boxers. Even asking Mac to go to lunch after the bout.
* GlassCannon: He packs a real wallop, but only needs to be knocked down once.
* {{Gonk}}: He's a very strangely looking man!
* InstantWinCondition:
** Contender version: Counterpunching his double smash combo will... knock off his crown. Counterpunching him again will do the trick. You can also simply duck the move and star punch him instead of jabbing his mouth.
** TD version: Counterpunching the move again will only give a star. Instead, duck and dodge his smash and slam combo, then star punch him instead of jabbing his mouth. Even a one-star punch will automatically knock him out of the ring.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Wii version gives him a "tribal" rendition of the Main Theme with heavy drums and a "jungle" flute.
* MightyGlacier: Sure, he's slow and clumsy, but if he actually hits you, it '''hurts'''. (In the NES version, getting hit with three punches will take you down, two if they're both high-fist punches). And while he won't get up from a knockdown, he has a ton of health to make up for it.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: As you can see, he definitely doesn't look like any normal human, even compared to the rest of the cast. It even extends to his nationality, which is the only one that is [[FictionalCountry fictional]].
* TheNoseless: As a part of his distinctive appearance, King Hippo is the only boxer in the series that lacks a nose.
* PartsUnknown
* StoutStrength: He's the fattest boxer in the series, along with some of the strongest punches. However, his girth means he can't get back up after being knocked down.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Before their first fight in the Wii game, Hippo laughs at Mac, considering him too small to be a threat to him.
* TheUnintelligible: Unlike the other fighters in the Wii game, he just makes grunts.
* WakeUpCallBoss: In the NES version he's the first boxer that can't be beaten by the standard dodge-attack strategy.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: All we know is that Hippo Island is somewhere in the South Pacific. Which doesn't really narrow it down.
* WildSamoan

[[folder:Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: NES (Dream Match)[[/note]]

One's a famous RealLife boxer who is a devastating one-hit knockout fighter in the game, the other is his HeadSwap replacement with the same skills and better record.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: He makes references not to Little Mac's fists, but the player's ''fingers'' (as in, the fingers pressing on the NES controller).
* GracefulLoser: After defeating him, he compliments you on your swift [[BreakingTheFourthWall finger speed]].
* GuestFighter: Tyson.
* LightningBruiser: Especially in the opening, where he unleashes a flurry of lightning fast uppercuts that will knock you down in one hit.
* NintendoHard: Is there any better example in this series?
* OneHitKill: For the first 1:30 of the match, Tyson/Dream throws very fast uppercuts that knock you down in one hit.
* PartsUnknown: Dreamland for Mr. Dream.
* RippedFromThePhoneBook: A popular fun fact is that the passcode for him is the same as the phone number of Nintendo Customer Service (007 373 5963).
* ScaryBlackMan: Mike ''friggin''' Tyson, and at the top of his game, too.
* ShowingTheirWork: It's hard to prove it was intentional, but the digital Tyson is a pretty good match for the real one's fighting style. The first round is an absolute nightmare as he sends out a flurry of One-Hit-Knockdown uppercuts, but if you can survive to the third round... well he doesn't exactly become easy, but he starts to block more while resorting to weaker jabs to try and get a hit in. Indeed, the real Tyson won half of his bouts in the first round, but would get winded quickly after that and loved to hide behind his gloves.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
** Mr. Dream is one for Tyson.
** Mr. Sandman fills the role in the Wii game.

!!Introduced in SNES ''Super Punch-Out!!''

[[folder:Gabby Jay]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

Yet another weak French boxer who, along with Glass Joe (his only career win), holds the WVBA record for most career losses.
* BadassGrandpa: "Badass" is a huge stretch, but this 56-year-old man never backs down from a challenge.
* BoisterousWeakling: Despite being considerably older (and no better at boxing) than Glass Joe, Gabby Jay is much more spirited, confident, and eager to enter the ring.
* ButtMonkey: His "trainer" is Glass Joe, a boxer with a win-loss record of 1-99. That alone is enough to qualify Gabby Jay as a ButtMonkey.
* CatchPhrase: He opens the bouts shouting "Yay!", and if he wins, he exclaims "Yay! Yay! Yay!".
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: His trainer was even fellow Frenchman Glass Joe, whom his only win was against.
* {{Determinator}}: "I'll never retire! I can win at least once more. C'mon!!"
* {{Jobber}}: To the point of having the ''exact same record'' as Glass Joe.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Replaces Glass Joe (whom he beat, ironically, for his only win, with an identical 1-99 win-loss record) in ''Super Punch-Out!!''. Of course, Joe's his trainer, so it makes more sense than a Japanese boxer (Piston Hondo[=/=]Honda) replacing a Cuban boxer (Piston Hurricane).

[[folder:Bob Charlie]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

A Jamaican boxer with rhythm, Bob can shuck and jive past opponents and deliver a nasty whirlwind punch.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[StreetFighter Dee Jay]] who is also a Jamaican DanceBattler who talks about feeling the rhythm.
* ConfusionFu: The only thing that stops him from being a complete pushover like Gabby Jay, Glass Joe and Kid Quick is his ability to bob, weave, dodge and otherwise avoid and fake out his opponent.
* DanceBattler: Downplayed initially as he's just rhythmically avoiding shots form Mac. After some time however, he'll shimmy to the back ropes and either do his whirlwind punch a weird hop dance back to Mac.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His whirlwind punch.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / ShoutOut: To Bob Marley due to being from the country and [[PunnyName having similar names]].

[[folder:Masked Muscle]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

A Masked Mexican wrestler who frequently resorts to using dirty tactics in the boxing ring, such as spitting and headbutting his opponents.
* AlliterativeName: His names both start with the letter M.
* CombatPragmatist: Spitting in the face of an opponent, doing a massive headbutt.
* CoolMask: Comes with being a masked wrestler.
* GoForTheEye: The guy tends to spit in his opponents' eyes to gain an edge. He's actually using Wrestling/{{The Great Muta}}'s "asian mist" - even though he's Mexican and Muta is Japanese.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses some Spanish words in his dialogue.
* HeroicBuild: Subverted. This guy isn’t heroic in the slightest, but being a body clone of Super Macho Man means he's absolutely ''jacked''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Anyone with the nicknames “Amigo to None” and “Crown Prince of the Cheap Shot” is bound not to be a very swell person to fight.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Oh brother, does he use this trope.
--> Cheater? I don't know what you're talking about, amigo.
* UseYourHead: Oh yeah.

[[folder:Aran Ryan]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Stephen Webster[[/note]]

A rather unpredictable Irish fighter. In his Wii incarnation, he stands still even less, and comes back in Title Defense mode with a ''clearly illegal'' loaded-hidden-boxing-glove-on-a-rope.
* AxCrazy: Wii version. In the cutscene before the fight, he's putting horseshoes into his gloves. Then before Round 2 or 3, he's seen punching himself to psyche himself up, presumably with the horseshoes still in the gloves.
* BigNo: Screams this when he misses with his glove on a rope. Punch him several times when this happens to get a star.
* BloodKnight: He's so eager to brawl that he starts jumping around and taunting Mac ''on the intro screen''. Both of his between-round quotes in the first fight firmly cement this:
-->Fightin's like ''BREATHIN''', Mac!\\
Keep hittin' me! I ''love'' it!
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: SNES Aran Ryan: [[FlatCharacter no personality to speak of]]. Wii Aran Ryan: ''complete lunatic.'' He was also one of the few characters in the SNES game to actually adhere to boxing rules (clinching is a legal technique). However, in the Wii game, most of the things he does in the ring are blatant violations of the rules (elbow strikes, headbutt, a WEAPON).
* CheatersNeverProsper: Using a proper Star Punch to counter some of his cheating moves will ''[[OneHitKill instantly defeat]]'' him.
* CombatPragmatist: Horseshoes in his gloves, headbutts, elbow strikes, a boxing-glove-flail... all he has to do now is [[GroinAttack kick Little Mac in the crotch]] and he'll have broken every rule in the book.
* CombatSadomasochist: He's enjoying the whole "people getting punched in the face" thing ''waaay'' too much, and it doesn't seem to matter who's being hit. Land a hit on him? Deranged laughter. Take a hit from him? Gleefully vicious leering.
--> Ye've probably got ''CHEESEBURGERS'' in those gloves, 'ave ye, Mac?!
--> You lie down with dogs, ''ye rise up with fleas!''
--> Me ''sister'' hits harder than you boy!
* CompositeCharacter: In the Wii game, Aran's elbow attacks are coincidentally similar to "illegal" moves the Bruiser Brothers used in Super Punch Out (SNES). He also has a head butt like Masked Muscle. Fitting for his [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]].
* ConfusionFu: His Wii incarnation jumps all over the ring making him hard to predict, and the only way to land a combo on him is to counter his attacks. His blatant cheating plays into this too.
* FightingIrish: Beyond the green motif on his boxing outfit, there's also a four-leaf clover on his shorts.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: ''"You're pretty like my sister!"''
* FreudianExcuse: The ''Super Punch Out!!'' manual states that his mother demanded on the rather unusual spelling of his name, which in turn lead to him being teased and bullied at school, which in turn... Long story short, it all ends with Little Mac getting clobbered in the face with a horseshoe in a boxing glove.
* TheGenericGuy: In the SNES version, his personality is nil beyond simply being Irish. This is changed in the Wii version, where he is ''batshit insane''.
* {{Heel}}: Disliked by the crowd, who boos whenever he does well and cheers more than usual when Mac takes him down.
* ImprovisedWeapon: His boxing glove whip.
* InstantWinCondition:
** Contender version: Block his headbutt, then three-star punch him for the KO. Alternatively, hitting him with seven star punches will also do the trick. But like Glass Joe's 50 jab challenge, if you get that many stars already, you're probably better off just KO'ing him normally.
** TD version: Star punching him during his knockdown whip glove move will result in this.
* IShallTauntYou: You can get a star out of it if you interrupt his taunt.
* {{Jerkass}}: Probably the most jerkish out of all the fighters, apart from Super Macho Man.
* LaserGuidedKarma: If you hit him at just the right time when he's about to pull one of his dirty tricks, he'll go flying back into the ropes and automatically be knocked out. Especially satisfying in Title Defense if you nail him with a Star Punch as he's trying to get you with his whip-glove before going down.
* LastDitchMove: Knocking him down in Title Defense causes him to take one last swing at Mac with his boxing glove whip before going down. Counter with a Star Punch and he won't be getting back up.
* {{Leitmotif}}: An Irish jig version of the Main Theme for his appearance in the Wii version, with a fast pace to match his in-game speed and constant movement.
* LuckySeven: In the Wii game, ''everything'' with him seems to go by a [[RuleOfThree rule of seven]]. For instance, when he gets up after being knocked down, it's always on the count of seven.
* MadeOfIron: His gimmick in the SNES version was that Mac's normal punches only did scratch damage - only counter-punches and super punches hurt him much.
* MarathonBoss: Becomes one thanks to one of his TD Challenges, which has you beat him within "the 7th minute of the match", which translates to "the beginning of Round 3".
* NightmareFace: The cutscenes in between rounds end with Aran making some pretty psychotic-looking facial expressions.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: The headbutts, the elbow slams, the bouncing off the ring's ropes, the whip glove... And the referee allows all of it.
* {{Oireland}}: Aran referrings to the PlayerCharacter having "Mac" in his name:\\
''"Ye don't look Irish!"''
* ProducePelting: To which he threatens the audience with bodily harm in his Title Defense version.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: His KO[=/=]TKO animation has him fly into the ropes and become tangled in them.
* PunnyName: His first name, Aran, sounds like the name for Ireland in the Irish language. However, the Wii game, which has dialog in multiple languages, shows that his primary language is English (not surprising, since Dublin isn't part of a region of the country that predominantly uses Irish). Aran Ryan also sounds like Air and Rye, which is a name for rye whiskey, a popular alcoholic drink in ireland.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: ''Super Punch-Out'' has one of his special attacks, "Irish Cream," be a rapid flurry of punches that you'll have to block to avoid taking damage.
* ScreamingWarrior: The first time you fight him.
* SlasherSmile: During his round intermissions in Title Defense mode, he gives a pretty big one to Mac/The Player after shoving the Referee into the ropes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: According to the SNES manual, his mother insisted on the unusual spelling of his name.
* TheSpiny: Sort of in the Wii version. Most players will probably be used to the dodge-and-counter method of attacking. This won't work very well against Aran and he's a good way to learn how to counter-punch (meaning, striking the opponent just before they attack).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Was a [[PaletteSwap head swap]] of and had the same moves and win loss record as Pizza Pasta in Super Punch-Out. Oh what DivergentCharacterEvolution can do for a guy.
* TakingYouWithMe: When the Wii version is knocked down in Title Defense, he tries to take a wild swing at you with his loaded glove as he spins around. Also counts as a KaizoTrap (though you retain the ability to dodge). Hit him with a star punch as he swings for a one-hit KO.
* UseYourHead: Just one of the many dirty tricks Aran will try with you in the Wii version.

[[folder:Heike Kagero]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

A Japanese kabuki fighter who likes to use his hair as a weapon.
* {{Bishonen}}
* DanceBattler: A practitioner of Nihon Buyo.
* DopplegangerSpin: His "Mirage Dance" attack makes him much harder to hit.
* GorgeousGeorge
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He [[WhipItGood whips]] you with his [[HairFlip hair]].
* LongHairedPrettyboy: Uniquely, he can actually use his hair to whip you, which does loads of damage if it hits.
* NobleWomansLaugh: Does this if you lose to him.

[[folder:Mad Clown]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

A not-so-nice Italian clown who incorporates backhand punches and juggling balls into his act. Borrows a bit of his repertoire (including an infuriating invulnerability to body blows) from Bear Hugger.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Can do backflips and frontflips despite his massive size.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Although he might not look like much with his comical appearance, he comes equipped with several hard-to-dodge and powerful attacks, a frontflipping OneHitKill punch, and when knocked down twice, he becomes ''incredibly'' fast and dangerous.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A more comedic take on the trope. He was originally an established Opera Singer, but joined the Circus after suffering a nervous breakdown on-stage. Then, after tiring of the nightly performances of juggling and [[ClownCar driving a car that was far too small for him]], he turned to Boxing.
* FatBastard: One of the largest fighters alongside Bear Hugger and King Hippo- and tough enough to the point where he can completely NoSell body blows.
* HiddenDepths: He was an Opera Singer before he became a clown, and later a boxing clown.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Throws juggling balls as one of his attacks, but these mainly serve as a distraction as he prepares a super-powerful frontflipping punch that can [[OneHitKill take you down in one hit]].
* KevLard: Fat enough to completely NoSell any attempts at body blows with a goofy grin.
* LetsGetDangerous: When his trainer announces "SHOW TIME!" after being knocked down twice, Mad Clown goes absolutely ''ballistic'' on you.
* MonsterClown: To the point where he even acts in-character as he fights-
-->''"Welcome! Now let's get this show on the road!"''
-->''"Huh? Don't you like my show?"''
-->''"Go home! The show is over."''
* PaletteSwap: Of Bear Hugger. They even have the same taunting reaction to body blows.
* StoutStrength: One of the biggest characters in the series, and has some serious power despite his appearance.
* UnmovingPlaid: His shirt has this going on.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Well, he ''is'' a clown.

[[folder:Narcis Prince]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

A narcissistic British Ivy-Leaguer who hates being decked in the face. Guess what his weakness is?
* AngryEyebrows: Has these all the time, even when he's not angry.
* BadassArmFold: Does this in his introduction and if he wins.
* BerserkButton: His is within easy reach. All it takes is one smack to the face- although he takes great pains to protect it, defending every jab unless you manage to stun him- and his previously-strategic and defensive style goes out the window as he attacks in a blind rage.
-->'''Narcis:''' I won't forgive you if you hurt my face. I just won't do it.
* {{Bishonen}}
* ChestInsignia: The "V" on his sweater. According to the manual, it stands for ''"the victory he is sure will be his after boxing in his next match"''.
* EvilBrit: To date, the only British character in the series.
* EvilLaugh: If you lose to him.
* TheFightingNarcissist: ...which makes you wonder why he took up boxing in the first place if he doesn't like being hit in the face.
* GlassCannon: Narcis takes more damage from face shots than body blows. Once you manage to land a blow to the face, he becomes much faster, hits harder, and becomes more difficult to predict. When he's calm, his punches are telegraphed pretty far in advance for that point in the game, although he tends to dodge and counter a lot rather than simply blocking any missed shots.
* GorgeousGeorge
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Getting punched in the face causes him to go ''ballistic''.
-->'''Narcis:''' Oh, you! You've hit me face. Come 'ere, now!!
* NotInTheFace: His BerserkButton. Pushing it causes him to fight much more aggressively (Compared to his defensive style when he's calm.) and leave himself open to more punishment (And facepunches.) for roughly 20 seconds or when someone falls down, whichever comes first.
* PunnyName: Of the word "narcissist".
* RoyalBrat
* SleevesAreForWimps: Has no sleeves on his sweater.
* SmugSmiler: See below.
* SmugSnake: Manages to come off as one of the more arrogant opponents in the series even with minimal dialogue. Wears a cocky smile practically throughout (Besides of course, when he's angry.), leans against the corner post and taps his foot when waiting for you to get up after he knocks you down, and laughs at you if he wins.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Getting punched in the face. Considering he's a boxer, it kind of comes with the territory.

[[folder:Hoy Quarlow]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

An old Chinese master who's seen his share of fights over the years. Never leaves home without his trusty walking stick.
* BadassGrandpa: He's the third-to-last opponent in the [=SNES=] game and has more victories than most of the other boxers have total matches!
* CombatPragmatist: Most of his attacks involve him either kicking you or attacking you with his stick. In fact, it's rather surprising that the WVBA accepted him, since what he least does is ''punching''. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe he's practicing Chinese Boxing?]]
* EvilLaugh: Has a rather impressive chortle if you lose to him.
* GracefulLoser: In the credits, he is quite happy to have met such a "spirited" young fighter, and is excited for the chance to spar again.
* OldMaster: 78 years old, and has an all-time record of over 60 victories.
-->''Although he may hobble to the ring with the aid of his cane, do not judge lightly the abilities of the old man from Beijing. During his many years of boxing, he has learned all the tricks and is not afraid to use them."''
* PintSizedPowerhouse: It’s hard to discern based on the game’s camera angle, but it’s quite possible that he’s even smaller and lighter than the protagonist. At 100 lbs, he’s seven pounds lighter than even Little Mac.
* SimpleStaff: Carries his walking stick into the ring with him, which he often uses as a bludgeon. It makes him the first and one of two characters in the series (Along with Aran Ryan) to use a weapon.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: To deal any sort of reliable damage when he's stunned, you have to alternate your punches (left, right, left, right). He's the first of two boxers you have to do this for, so it can be tough to take him down until you figure it out.
* WeakButSkilled: While he isn’t weak by any stretch of the imagination, this guy specializes in agility and quick strikes as opposed to monstrous hits like other boxers.

[[folder:Rick Bruiser]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES[[/note]]

An appropriately-named champion-level boxer in the Special Circuit. His only career loss has come at the hands of his brother, Nick.
* AffablyEvil: He's a lot more talkative than Nick, and he actually smiles.
* BaldOfEvil
* BoisterousBruiser: Rick is wry and cheerful, in stark contrast to his mute sibling.
* CounterAttack: After a super punch, he'll lean back, then throw a jab.
* EvilAlbino: Rick shares the same build as his brother, but his skin is ashen.
* EvilLaugh
* GracefulLoser: In the credits, he's shown to be in high spirits and taking his loss quite well. On the other hand, he does claim that his only previous loss (to his brother) was because he "let him win."
* GroundPound: His Earthquaker punch. It shakes the ring for a moment, preventing Mac from moving, and it's a OneHitKO on top of that. The only way to avoid it is to dodge just before he lands.
* TheParalyzer: He can disable one of your arms for 10 seconds, preventing you from blocking or punching with that arm.
* PartsUnknown: No one knows where the Bruiser Brothers hail from.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Nick. Brash, aggressive and egotistical, but also [[WorthyOpponent accepts losing to Little Mac]] [[GracefulLoser in the end]].
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]
* SiblingRivalry: The fact that he's a little sore over losing to his brother, but doesn't mind losing to the protagonist one bit seems to imply this.

[[folder:Nick Bruiser]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: SNES (champion)[[/note]]

Rick's older brother. Speaks a lot less, and hits a ''lot'' harder. Rules over the WVBA with a pair of iron fists.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He is noticeably darker-skinned than his younger brother, and of course, nobody knows where the Bruiser Brothers are from.
* BadassBack: He has his back turned to the protagonist when he is introduced, and turns and walks to a corner when he knocks you down or you run out of time.
* BaldOfEvil
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Frustratingly subverted. His Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs will damage the player even if the punches are blocked.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]
* BrokenWinLossStreak: The guy had a 42-win streak before he met a certain blonde boxer...
* {{Expy}}: He looks a lot like [[ Sagat]] from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series, minus the eyepatch and scars. The two are quite similar personality-wise as well, being proud and brutal, but respectful fighters.
%%* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: Every opponent in ''Super Punch-Out'' has a state where they drift around the ring in a dizzied trance; unlike any other character, Nick will actually ''recover'' from this state.[[note]]Mind, the difference is cosmetic: the player can still score an instant knockdown if they hit him at the right time while he returns to the center of the ring, just like any other 'dizzied' boxer.[[/note]]
* NoBrows: It contributes greatly to his already imposing appearance.
* NotSoStoic: Unlike most of the other characters, he barely has any cartoonish expressions while being hit. However, if you manage to stun him, he’ll stumble and grimace before regaining composure.
* NowItsMyTurn: After letting himself get attacked.
* OneHitKill: Has a jumping punch attack that comes out quick, and is an instant knockdown if it connects.
* TheParalyzer: Also has it. Unlike Rick, he will do this to ''both'' your arms. And even losing use of one prevents you from comboing him after a stun.
* PartsUnknown: No one knows where the Bruiser Brothers hail from.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Rick. Quiet, quick and calculating. He's never lost before Mac beat him, so he's having a hard time accepting it.
* TheQuietOne
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Unlike Piston Hurricane's and Aran Ryan's versions, it is not advised that you try to block the entire move, since Nick's is capable of doing damage when blocked and is the only move aside from your super punches able to do this.
* StrongerSibling: Rick is harder to beat though, being a much better boxer.
* TrueFinalBoss
* UnevilLaugh: If you run out of time while fighting him, he turns his back and lets out a rather jarring "HAR!" while walking away.
* VictoryPose: He politely bows his head towards the screen if he manages to TKO the player.

!!Introduced in Wii ''Punch-Out!!''

[[folder:Disco Kid]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Wii\\
Voiced by: Donny Lucas[[/note]]

A native New Yorker who appears to be stuck in the '70s when it comes to fashion. Groovy!
* AfroAsskicker: In his Title Defense look.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Possibly ratcheted up CampGay due to the over-the-top nature of his Title Defense incarnation.
-->''"I am fab-u-lous!"''
* CallingYourAttacks: ''"Here it comes!"''
* {{Camp}}
* DanceBattler: Title Defense Disco grows an afro and has apparently started training with "Boxercise" tapes, and incorporates jumping jacks into his routine. He is also a better dancer than he is a boxer. While he is 2nd in the Minor League, he has a whole shelf of trophies from dance contests.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Although it's shown in his Title Defense incarnation that his hair's originally a dark amber color, as he grew an afro and let the roots grow out along with it.
* DiscoDan
* DreamworksFace: Practically his default expression.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat resembles a black and blonde Richard Simmons in Title Defense.
* FunPersonified: One of the most energetic fighters, almost constantly smiling. And even when he seems to momentarily lose his groove, he just finds a new way to get his groove back. Disco doesn't stay depressed for long!
* IHitYouYouHitTheGround: "I have a three step program for you; I punch you, you fall down, I win!"
* InstantWinCondition: TD version only. A three-star punch while he's winding up for a Disco Flurry will send him spinning to the ground.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A disco version of the Main Theme, complete with a 70's bass and synth.
* NiceGuy: Unlike most of the other boxers in the series, Disco is an overall nice guy and doesn't seem to hold anything against Mac, even in Title Defense.
* OneHitKill: A star punch while he flashes his teeth will knock him down. Surprisingly, even a three-star punch won't keep him down this way.
* PinballProjectile: During his knockout cutscene, as Mac punches him away, he spins rapidly, bouncing off each turnbuckle (which light up), before spinning out and face-planting in the middle of the ring.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His Disco Flurry in Title Defense.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Adds to the AmbiguouslyGay issue
* ShoutOut:
** In normal mode, he does [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the Carlton Banks dance(tm)]] when you get knocked down.
** His TD victory animation is a fairly obvious shoutout to ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Takes the place of Kid Quick, and the disc data still refers to him as such. One of the between-rounds quotes from Doc Louis in Title Defense mode even includes the line "This kid is quick!"
* TurnsRed: Sorta. As the battle progresses and he starts nearing a TKO, his attacks come out faster than usual.
* TwinkleSmile: [[spoiler:Sock him in his pearly whites to get a star.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's only 20, making him the second youngest member of the cast next to Little Mac.

[[folder: Donkey Kong]]
->'''Info:'''[[note]]Appears in: Wii\\
Voiced by: Creator/TakashiNagasako[[/note]]

Star of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' game series, the ape serves as the BonusBoss of Punch-Out Wii.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BonusBoss: Since they couldn't get Mike Tyson to fill the role of final fighter (as if Mr. Sandman wasn't enough of a replacement), they put this fighter in instead. It worked. Quite well.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: The DK on his tie and boxing gloves.
* TheCameo: DK can be found in the audience during a fight in both arcade titles and the Wii game.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[ He could be seen in the audience.]] [[ Even in the NES days!]]
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Even boxing tournaments! Although it's not that better for those fighting him...
* GuestFighter: He's the first video game character in the series that originated from another.
* IShallTauntYou: Practically a major part of his fighting style. See "Smug Super" for below.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A happy, appropriately jungle-like rendition of the Main Theme, with xylophones and a choir.
* MightyGlacier: He's big and strong, and very difficult as well. Some of his attacks are also deceptively fast, unusually for the trope.
* MundaneUtility: Inverted. Those boxing gloves he wears were originally used for ''baseball.'' (In ''Mario Superstar Baseball'' and ''Mario Super Sluggers''.)
* MythologyGag: Appearing in the audience in the Wii version is likely a reference to his appearances as an audience member in the arcade titles (along with the Franchise/SuperMarioBros), as stated above. He's no stranger to ''fighting'' in a boxing ring, either, since that was where the final boss fight of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' was staged.
* OhCrapSmile: It's easy to miss, but if you dodge his attacks or are about to hit him with a Star Punch, he gives one of these as he knows Mac's about to counter.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: Potentially. He only appears in Mac's Last Stand; lose three times before encountering him and you lose him forever, forcing you to start a new file over to get another shot. Fortunately, he has relatively high chances of appearing in the first place, and he's unlocked in Exhibition mode regardless of whether you win or lose.
* SmugSuper: After all, he ''is'' one of Nintendo's most famous icons, and on top of that, his match-up with Mac amounts to a giant gorilla versus a 17 year old. As such, [[RhymesOnADime he has a knack for taunting Mac]] at any opportunity, from slicking his hair to blowing a kiss to the audience, right down to ''babytalking you.''
* WalkingSpoiler: His existence in the Wii version is intended as a huge surprise for players.

!!Introduced in ''Arm Wrestling''

[[folder:Texas Mac]]
-> Appears in: Arm Wrestling

A burly man in a ten-gallon hat.
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* HeroicBuild
* NiceHat
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

-> Appears in: Arm Wrestling

A traditionally attired sumo wrestler.
* FacialMarkings: He bears the facial paint style used by kabuki artists.
* StoutStrength
* WalkingShirtlessScene

[[folder:Alice & Ape III]]
-> Appeared in: Arm Wrestling

A little girl who entered her robotic companion in the competition.
* ABoyAndHisX: A genius girl and her arm-wrestling robot ape.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* GadgeteerGenius: Alice
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl
* MagneticWeapons: Literally. Challenger has to make use of a magnet to scramble Ape III's circuits to win the match. Screw up and Ape III will pin your arm by yanking its own hand down.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Alice is the ONLY named female character in the entire Punch-Out!! franchise (with the exception of Don Flamenco's love Carmen, who is herself TheGhost), and she's not even a fighter, relying on Ape III (presumably due to concerns about beating up women).
* TelescopingRobot

[[folder:Frank Jr.]]
-> Appears in: Arm Wrestling (champion)

A large artificial human who is the final challenger.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: In this case, purple.
* FrankensteinsMonster: As the PunnyName suggests, complete with neck bolts.
* HeroicBuild: ... ''Damn'', he's ripped. [[PecFlex Flaunted]] if the player loses to him.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: He'll hold up his hand and order you to "Wait!" periodically through the match; trying to pin him then will result in him breathing fire in your face. If he could just do that at ''any'' time...