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    absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    I wonder where does the punishment comes from. If he was in the process of fighting, who could punish him while his opponents were suffering his prolonged offensive?

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    Using a technique taught to him by his trainer, former Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Tommy Ryan, Jeffries fought out of a crouch with his left arm extended forward. He was able to absorb tremendous punishment while wearing his opponents down. A natural left-hander, he possessed one-punch knockout power in his left hook, and brawled his way to the top of the rankings.

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    Several of the dicionaries at www.onelook.com give 'rough treatment' as one of the definitions of 'punishment'.

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Several of the dicionaries at www.onelook.com give 'rough treatment' as one of the definitions of 'punishment'.
    Thanks.
    But the question now is who gave the rough treatment for Mr.Jeffries?

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    His opponents. Who else?

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    who could punish him while his opponents were suffering his prolonged offensive?
    A boxer at a disadvantage can still fight back.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    . If he was in the process of fighting, who could punish him while his opponents were suffering his prolonged offensive?
    In the passage you quoted, it was Jeffries who was being punished, i.e., it was his opponent who was on the offensive.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Jan-2017 at 23:15. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In the passage you quoted, it was Jefffies who was being punished, i.e., it was his opponent who was on the offensive.
    That is, Jeffries withstood the punishment so that his opponent would finally exhaust/wear out? Then he (Jeffries) won finally?

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    Re: absorb tremendous punishment (in boxing)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    That is, Jeffries withstood the punishment so that his opponent would finally exhaust/wear out? Then he (Jeffries) won finally?
    Yes. Write Jeffries withstood the punishment until his opponent exhausted himself and Jeffries won.
    I am not a teacher.

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