I didn't hear anything like that. Also, it makes no sense. They obviously did punch. Quite a lot!
Yes, although the /d/ of punched is hardly pronounced.Would you tell me please if he says bare-knuckle boxers rarely punched? (0:49-0:50)
Because it was not a context-based question - just transcribing certain words.Added: Why you didn't provide that important piece of information in the first place is a mystery.
To be fair, you asked us only about the words in two seconds of dialogue (0:49-0:50). When you ask us to help you with things like this, please give us as much of the entire sentence that you already understand as you can.Because it was not a context-based question - just transcribing certain words.
Besides, all context was at the link.