body blow

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body blow

n.
1. In boxing, a blow delivered to the front of the torso above the waist.
2. A serious setback; a major disappointment.

body blow

n
1. (Boxing) boxing Also called: body punch a blow to the body of an opponent
2. a severe disappointment or setback: unavailability of funds was a body blow to the project.
Translations

body blow

n (fig) → duro colpo
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He threw it a body punch that left the division gasping for air.
The Chinese star broke Lee down with a body punch before she relentlessly unleashed combinations to force the stoppage.
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In the final against the Austrian, James lost out to a body punch but had the consolation of winning the silver medal.
He continued to impress, pounding Castillo until he knocked him out with a body punch at 1:56 of the fourth.
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It was a world class body punch from a world class fighter which did it."
"I would take him out late or I might stop him earlier with a body punch.
SCOTT HARRISON retained his British and Commonwealth featherweight titles at the MEN Arena in Manchester last night thanks to a perfect body punch.
I also wanted to discuss with Macklin the wicked body punch he took from Gennady Golovkin in the third round of their world title clash which ended with Macklin still receiving medical treatment well after the bell.
The knockdown which pleased Khan most was from the body punch he has recently added to his armoury.