Admiring critics inevitably describe this boxing-themed show as a "knockout"--and the boxing metaphors never stop. The Daily News calls it "an evening that delivers such a potent and satisfying wallop." BroadwayWorld says the show "floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee." The Voice notes its "gift of the jab" and "fine footwork." Even the Times critic says the playwright "tosses interesting ideas and contrasting characters into the ring," though ultimately he thinks "the play bobs and weaves among a host of subplots."