How many nicknames did the late, great Apollo Creed have?
The Master of Disaster, The King of Sting, The Dancing Destroyer, The Prince of Punch, the Count of Monte Fisto, The Pope of the Ropes, and maybe some more.
Nicknames are apart of boxing. The Greatest, Iron Mike,, Sugar Ray, Marvelous, the Executioner, Money, Pac-man, Hands of Stone, The Hit-man, the Golden Boy, Smokin’Joe, and Sweat Pea, are just some of the names that all boxing fans should know.
Now names that come from the boxers are usually ok if they fit such as Sugaror Sugga Shane Mosley or names such as Pac-man which plays on Manny’s name are cool too.
In the long run though, if somebody makes up a nickname that they want people to call them, that is just pretentious. Sure, The Greatest, fits forbecause he backed it up, but the Louisville Lip fit him pretty good too. Money for Floyd just doesn’t work for us. Money isn’t a good nickname, it’s what the old guy in the hood calls everybody, ‘Sup Money?”
So here at the BoxingGlobe, we are old school and we understand that the best names come from sportswriters. Wordplay is our ring, and we will use our nicknaming ability at will.
Now of course this can go both ways, especially when you have nicknames for boxers that they might not like such as Andre “Allergic to the Ring” Ward or Adrien “The Weight Problem” Broner. Now of course we don’t want to usually attack the guys we are covering on a daily basis, but it happens. Also Adrien doesn’t really have an issue with his weight but can we find an excuse for why Ward has avoided the ring for so long?
So if you are a regular reading here at the Globe, thank you, and enjoy our attempt at having fun. If you are new to here, well we have added a key below that is updated when we get a chance, and hopefully more often than seeing Andre “Never” Ward.
Remember that all nicknames can and will be used at our digression…
Real Boxing Nickname: Money
Potential Changes: Floyd “The Careful” Mayweather,
Sugar Ray Leonard
BoxingGlobe Name: the
Real Boxing Nickname: Sugar Ray
BoxingGlobe Nickname: Amir Khan’t
Real Boxing Nickname:
Potential Changes: Amir “Samba dancing” Khan, Amir ‘Light Switch’ Khan
BoxingGlobe Nickname: Eddie ‘Torture’ Chamber
Real Nickname: Fast Eddie Chambers
Real Nickname: The Fighting Collegian
Potential Changes: Dr. A, Doctor A, Aquaman, Concrete Chris, the Chef, Captain Crash,
BoxingGlobe Nickname: Anthony “” Barnes
Potential Changes: Blue Eye’d Bomber, Blue Eyes, Pretty Tony,