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11-25-2005, 07:33 AM
This is what 150 people though the best 10 nicknames where in boxing :

"Hands of Stone" (Roberto "No Mas" Duran)

"The Hitman" (Tommy Hearns)

"The Greatest" (Muhammad Ali)

"The Bayonne Bleeder" (Chuck Wepner)

"The Golden Boy" (Oscar de la Hoya)

"The Mongoose" (Archie Moore)

"Sugar Ray" (Robinson or Leonard)

"Smokin' " Joe Frazier

"The Living Death" (Lew Jenkins)

"The Brown Bomber" (Joe Louis)

11-25-2005, 07:41 PM
no offense to dlh fans, but "the golden boy" sounds kinda gay. and if you consider ali's nickname as "the greatest", that sounds corny to me.

no mention of mike "the bodysnatcher" mccallum?

here's a few somewhat wierd nicknames i've heard from the early days of boxing:

harry "the harlem thunderbolt" smith
edward "unknown" smith
edward "bearcat" wright
joe "the king of the middleweights" butler
young peter jackson "the baltimore demon"
amos "mysterious billy" smith
"big" bill hartwell "the kansas tornado"
homer "the black ghost" robertson
"the black thunderbolt" kid norfolk
billy "the black demon" wilson
harry "the black panther" wills
frank craig "the harlem coffee cooler"

11-25-2005, 07:43 PM
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao..


11-25-2005, 07:58 PM
jermaine "bad intentions' Taylor LOL

11-25-2005, 08:35 PM
bad intentions is a cool nick name

i have some nicks that i like too..

the executioner- bernard hopkins
the troublemaker- arce
pac-man- manny pacquiao

i need tiem to think fo more..

GOLDEN BOY is a GAY nickname...

11-25-2005, 10:30 PM
"The Ol' Mongoose" Archie Moore

11-26-2005, 01:57 PM
i think "lights out" is pretty good nick, "bad intentions" also.

11-26-2005, 02:37 PM
"lights out" and "the ding-a-ling man"

11-26-2005, 07:12 PM
the italian stalion. sounds dope even if it was a movie

11-27-2005, 04:28 PM
The Manassa Mauler. Hands down. It actually relates to Dempsey, and is the perfect nickname for him.

The Brockton Blockbuster is another great one.

11-29-2005, 07:31 PM
ya lights out is good...
golden boy is for homos

11-30-2005, 11:32 AM
Boston Tar Baby

11-30-2005, 12:04 PM
Smoking Joe Frazier :)

They called him that cause they said he was so fast and furious that he was smoking in the ring.

12-01-2005, 06:17 PM
if i were the grilling man id have called myself:

george "i floor men" foreman