pugilistical

pugilistical

(ˌpjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪkəl)
adj
a variant of pugilistic
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Mike Tyson has taken the honours as pugilistical gent deepest in hot water a time or two, but not this year.
Another pugilistical chap, Oddly Harrison, got into a belting lather over the junking of the super-heavyweight division (in which he won his Olympic gold) in all competitions; swore mighty oaths to fight on the beaches etc.
Ever the crowd-pleaser, when his latest pugilistical outing ended over-sharpish Judah did his best to make it up to Las Vegas punters by introducing a new sport: stool-chucking.
This Judah is a pugilistical performer anxious, so it seems, to promote the cause of brighter boxing; or at least to prolong the festivities for punters who are frequently dismayed when they lash out big bucks to see a large punch-up only to discover that said large punch-up is all over before they've opened their popcorn.
What best to do to earn a crust when your current profession has no further use or appeal for you is what we're talking about, though it comes as a large surprise to many - including self - that a diversion down the pugilistical path would represent a career switch for Kuerten.
So what is the most fitting adjective to apply to him as pugilistical performer?
Now you'll know I'm not one to exaggerate, but given the current state of the pugilistical profession, packed with poseurs and impostors, I reckon even a statue of Winstone would out-jab, outthink and outmanoeuvre most of the guys.