In order to avoid a knockout, when your opponent gets close to you perform a grab. You will then exit knockout mode.
Make your ring entrances very extravagant; the more extravagant they are, the more the crowd will like you and the better you will perform.
Become skilled with the jab and straight combo. The CPU will parry it after a few times. Then, throw your hook or uppercut.
To easily gain the points you need in the Combo Training mode... simply wait until you see where the red flash starts and ends. Everytime the red mark pops up on the dummy, pause the game and write down on a piece of paper which spot you gotta hit. These are the abbreviations i use to remind me... LF=Left Face, RF=Right Face, LB=Left Body, RB=Right Body. So have a pad and pen/pencil in hand too.
Although you can turn pro at any time, winning an Amateur title belt will unlock equipment you cannot find elsewhere.
At the game mode selection screen, hold or repeatedly tap Left until the sound of a bell is heard to unlock all venues.
Enter "GETFAB" as the first name of a created boxer. Save the created boxer and Ghetto Fabulous will be unlocked under the heavyweights roster.
At the venue selection screen, hold Up until the sound of a bell is heard. Select a venue to begin a fight with small versions of both fighters.