After looking over the Pugilist information from the official website: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/#/gameplay/armourysystem/war/pugilist/role, I wondered if the pugilist could possibly take the role of a tank within a party.
The website says that the Pugilist are "masters of offensive and defensive stances". Pugilist also will receive a provoke ability, "Mocking Provoke" which I am guessing will not be as potent as the gladiator's "Rousing Provoke". I was wondering what your ideas were on the potential Pugilist tank?
Note: I also see that Marauder get's an ability that increases defence and emnity. However, because a provoke ability hasn't been listed for Marauder yet, I don't see main-tanking in a party very plausible.