One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Surpass (an opponent) in punching ability.
- ‘Having outboxed and outpunched him for eight rounds, he needed just to win the last two rounds to win a decision.’
- ‘However, we're geared up for a distance fight, where Scott will be looking to outbox rather than outpunch Johnson.’
- ‘Scotland has consistently outpunched its weight culturally and artistically, even at times when we haven't been allowed into the same weight division as the metropolitan companies and galleries.’
- ‘He had been outpunched in the second round, but had given a good account of himself.’
- ‘And he outpunched the division's number one boxer early.’
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