Definition of counterpuncher in US English:

counterpuncher

noun

Boxing
  • See counterpunch

    • ‘A bout between all time great counterpunchers.’
    • ‘We all noticed the sharpness and quickness of his reactions-as a counterpuncher he had no equal.’
    • ‘Greenberg, rather than standing off trying to counter the counterpuncher, began to take some much-needed risks and take the fight to Kulikauskas.’
    • ‘One of the greatest fighters I ever saw was a guy by the name of Sugar Ray Robinson, and he was a counterpuncher.’
    • ‘In the third, Khan again extended his lead to four points, counterpunching the counterpuncher to great effect and went into the final round 12-8 in the lead.’