n.— «“Guys all want to be punchers now, not boxers. People are calling them cutie-pies, and it’s because they’re emulating guys they see in the ring as pros.”…He doesn’t want his boxers putting themselves at a disadvantage with theatrics. “I’ve been on them not to go into the middle of the ring doing those jive gestures,” he said. “I told them, ‘When you do that, the referee already considers you a cutie-pie and is going to rule accordingly.’”» —“U.S. Is Uncertain If ‘88 Can Bring Stars in the Ring” by Michael Wilbon Washington Post (E5) Sept. 16, 1988. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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