As a lifelong fan of the fight game, I wish they would stop calling Donald Trump a ‘natural counter puncher.’

Donald Trump is no counter puncher; just because you ‘want’ to punch someone back, does not make you a ‘counter puncher.’

Whenever Donald Trump loses control of himself and goes ‘angry 16 year old girl’ on twitter, it has become commonplace for his supporters to try and excuse away the childish behavior by exclaiming “it’s OK he’s a natural counter puncher.”

No he’s not, it is unequivocally the wrong metaphor; in the fight game a counter puncher is a technician, not someone who acts out of impulse. In boxing, the words commonly associated with a counter puncher are: smart, patient, experienced, disciplined.

The word most often applied to a great counter puncher is ‘finesse’; a trait no one associates with Donald Trump.

The boxing lexicon has a better word for someone who acts like Trump:  when a kid gets cracked in the face hard, and panics, and starts blindly flailing his arms in every direction, catching only air, that kid is called an ‘amateur,’  not a counter puncher.