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Boxing's Best Nicknames of All Time

Updated on April 29, 2017

Bernard" The Executioner" Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins holds the record for the most middleweight title defenses in history with twenty.
Bernard Hopkins holds the record for the most middleweight title defenses in history with twenty. | Source
Evander " The Real Deal" Holyfield won the heavyweight crown four times.
Evander " The Real Deal" Holyfield won the heavyweight crown four times. | Source

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Top 20 Nicknames in Boxing History

1. Homicide Hank: Henry Armstrong is the only boxer to hold world titles in three weight classes at the same time and the longest reigning welterweight champion in boxing history. Armstrong was the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight champion at the same time and he even fought to a draw attempting to become middleweight champion as well.

2. The Living Death: Lew Jenkins is a former lightweight champion of the world. He could fight on the inside or the outside. Jenkins had superb offensive skills put he could be lured into a brawl where he lacked defensive prowess.

3. The Manassa Mauler: Jack Dempsey is the former heavyweight champion of the world. He was a free swinging slugger but man he had power in both hands. Dempsey came from nothing and went for broke with his wild stacks to the head, body, arms and shoulders.

4. The Wild Bull of The Pampas: Luis Angel Firpo once challenged Jack Dempsey for the heavyweight championship.

5. Lights Out: James Toney is a former three division champion with excellent defensive skills. Toney won the middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight world titles during his lengthy pro career.

6. Raging Bull: Jake Lamotta is a former world middleweight champion. Known for having one of the beard chins in boxing history.

7. Merciless: Ray Mercer won a gold medal in the Olympic games in 1988 and the WBO heavyweight title as a professional prizefighter.

8. The Real Deal: Evander Holyfield won the Cruiserweight and the heavyweight laurels during his career.

9. Razor: Donovan Rudduck is a former heavyweight contender who fought Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson twice.

10. The Body Snatcher: Mike McCallum won titles in the Jr. Middleweight, Middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.

11. The Beast: John Mugabi is a former Jr. Middleweight belt holder.

12. Bonecrusher: James Smith is the former heavyweight champion of the world. He won the title from Tim Witherspoon and lost it to Mike Tyson.

13. The Problem: Adrien Broner is a great counter puncher and a slick boxer.

14. The Boogie Man: Jesse Ferguson is a former heavyweight contender who once fought Riddick Bowe for the title.

15. Six Heads: Andrew Lewis is the former welterweight champion of the world.

16. The Executioner: Bernard Hopkins is the oldest champion in boxing history having won the light heavyweight title at 48 years old.

17. The Truth: Carl Williams is a former heavyweight contender who once fought Iron Mike Tyson.

18. Hands of Stone: Roberto Duran is considered by many to be the greatest Lightweight in history.

19. The Ding-a-Ling Man: Darnell Wilson is a journey man contender in the 175 pound weight class.

20. No Dice: Bobby Chacon is a former two time Featherweight champion of the world. He had more heart than most Nd he showed it every time he stepped through the ropes.

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Boxing Terms and Lingo

1. Rubber Match: A rubber match is a third bout between two boxers.

2. Purse: The purse is the prize money that the boxers recieve for a boxing match.

3. Parry: When a boxer parry's a punch he is slapping it away with his gloves.

4. Enswell: An enswell is a cold piece of metal used for reducing swelling on a boxer's face.

5. Caught Cold: A boxer who is knocked out early before he gets warmed up is considered to be getting caught cold.

6. Take a Dive: A boxer takes a dive when he intentionally loses a boxing contest.

7. Gate Keeper: A gatekeeper is a boxer who can test another opponent to see if they are readt for the next level of competition.

8. Stick: The stick is another term for a jab which is the most important punch in the sport of boxing.

9. Mouse: A mouse is a swelling on a prizefighter's face.

10. Chief Second: The head trainer in a boxers camp is the chief second.

The Raging Bull

Jake Lamotta was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the movie entitled Raging Bull.
Jake Lamotta was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the movie entitled Raging Bull. | Source

The Daughter of The Greatest

Laila Ali is the daughter of Muhammad Ali and her nickname is " She Be Stinging".
Laila Ali is the daughter of Muhammad Ali and her nickname is " She Be Stinging". | Source

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Best Boxing Promotional Company Names

1. Rock and Sock Productions: Owned and Operated by Arnie"Tokyo" Rosenthal.

2. Seminole Warriors Boxing: The owner of this promotional outfit is Leon Margules.

3. Top Rank: Bob Arum is the owner and CEO of Top Rank Promotions.

4. Main Events: The original outfit was owned and operated by Dino Duva and Gary Shaw.

5. Golden Boy: Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schafer head up this successful promotional firm.

Best Female Boxer Nicknames

1. The Dutch Destroyer: Former world champion Lucia Rijker adopted this nickname and she retired undefeated.

2. The Coal Miner's Daughter: Multiple world champion Christy Martin is along with Laila Ali the most famous female fighter in history.

3. Brown Sugar: Many consider Ann Wolfe to be the best female boxer ever and she held titles in multiple weight divisions.

4. Baby Doll: Bridgett Riley was a skilled boxer with excellent footwork.

5. All-American Girl: Vonda Ward who always had a height advantage over her opponents liked to fight on the inside anyway.

The Executioner's Ring Entrance Against Felix Trinidad

The Original Sugar Man

Sugar Ray Robinson was the original but their has been many other sugar substitutes.
Sugar Ray Robinson was the original but their has been many other sugar substitutes. | Source

Boxers Who Share Nicknames

1. Sugar: Ray Robinson, Ray Leonard and Shane Mosley all used this name during their careers.

2. Magic Man: Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver and Paulie Malignaggi both shared this nickname.

3. The Hitman: 6 division champion Tommy Hearns and Englishman Ricky Hatton both used this name while boxing as professionals.

4. The Hawk: Aaron Pryor and knockout artist Julian Jackson both soared in their careers and they shared the same alias.

5. The Golden Boy: Donnie Lalonde and Olympic gold medal winner Oscar De La Hoya both claimed the name golden boy.

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