Smug is the "people's champ" of the East Coast and one of the best "Boxer" players in the world. Repeatedly placing in the finals of local weeklies as well as tournaments, Smug has ascended in the second season of SFV as one of the strongest players in the US.
Balrog is generally self-centered, hot-tempered, arrogant and sadistic. He is a belligerent pugilist who possesses an insatiable urge for money and a vicious, bullying mean streak, often refusing to take responsibility for his actions. Despite being a once great prize boxer, Balrog has intentionally cheated in his fights whenever he felt like it, and has even killed one of his opponents (though by accident).