Friday, January 12, 2018

Boxing Name Games: A List Of Fighter Oddities



This is the BGB list of interesting officially Boxrec'd names in boxing history. Check back as it is updated for given names, surnames, nicknames of note, for whatever the reason may be.




A list of names coincidentally of other notable people:

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B:

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Cline, Patsy (Irish):

(like: Famous singer Patsy Cline)

Cline, Patsy

(like: Famous singer Patsy Cline)

Cobb, Ty aka Samuel Kolb

(like: Baseball legend Ty Cobb)

Cobb, Ty aka Tyson Mangold Cobb

(like: Baseball legend Ty Cobb)

Cobb, Ty (this may be Samuel Kolb, but it does have a separate boxrec page)

(like: Baseball legend Ty Cobb)
 

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Davis, Sammy

(like: dancer Sammy Davis Senior and actor/dancer/singer Sammy Davis Junior)

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F:

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I:

J:

Jackson, Michael

(like: Superstar Michael Jackson)

Jones, George

(like: legendary country singer George Jones)
Jones, George

(like: legendary country singer George Jones)

Jordan, Michael

(like: #1 (source: me) basketball player Michael Jordan)

K:

Kline, Patsy (Young Patsy Kline)

(like: Famous singer Patsy Cline)

L:

M:

N:

Nelson, Willie

(like: Famous singer and songwriter player Willie Nelson)

O:

P:

Petzer, Bruce Lee

(like martial arts icon Bruce Lee)

Pitt, Brad

(like: Famous actor Brad Pitt)

Presley, Elvis

(like: Superstar Elvis Presley)

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R:


Robbins, Marty

(like: Famous singer Marty Robbins)

Robinson, David

(like: American Football player David Robinson and Basketball HOF'er David Robinson)

Robinson, David

(like: American Football player David Robinson and Basketball HOF'er David Robinson)

Robinson, Ray

(like: Boxing legend Ray Robinson)

Rogan, Joe

(like: Comedian, commentator, presenter Joe Rogan)


Ruth, Babe

(like: Baseball legend Babe Ruth)


Ruth, Babe x2

(like: Baseball legend Babe Ruth)

Ruth, Babe x3

(like: Baseball legend Babe Ruth)

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T:

U:

V:

W:

Wright, Ronald (more famously known as "Winky") 

(like: Bestselling Canadian author Ronald Wright)

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Y:

Z: 

A list of unusually unboxery or bizarre nicknames:

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Nobles, Gerald

In for: "The Jedi" Gerald Nobles picked a Star Wars nickname and that is not boxing regular.  

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W:

Wepner, Chuck

Entry for "The Bayonne Bleeder" because it is about himself bleeding, rather than something he might use to intimidate an opponent.

Wright, Ronald

Most fight fans know Ronald by his nickname, which was given to him by his grandmother when he was a little fella. "Winky" is not what you expect as a fighter nickname.

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Other assorted oddities:

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D:

Unlike Dick Tiger, this here is Tiger Dick (if you have more information on this one, please say):
We're putting it under D, but we wonder if it's the surname.

Again, unsure of what is a surname and what is a nickname and begging more information and a really big explanation, we have, Little Dick.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

A More Gorgeous Right Hand From Terence Crawford: GIF Spotlight



Before Terence Crawford became a p4p name, and recently the ESPN FOTY (again), he took on a prospect named Andre "Gorgeous" Gorges, and while Gorges may've won the nickname contest, he certainly did not win the fight. Gorges bravely battled Crawford as best as he could but Crawford, at a significant height disadvantage, was punching with venom, even in his jabs, from round one. In rounds four and five, Crawford's punches finally took their toll and put Gorges on the canvas. Gorges got back up during round four. During round five, however, Crawford borrowed a right hand from the devil himself to make sure Gorges didn't get up again. Get a load of this hellacious finisher:




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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Subtle Feint: GIF Spotlight





Before The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, took on Ron Lyle in May of 1975, Howard Cosell interviewed him and wanted a look at his belly. Muhammad obliged, but he didn't let Howard get away without his patented toupee feint. You see, he works the pointer, then it makes a sneaky conversion into the snatch-feint. Somehow, after all those years together, Cosell still didn't see it coming.


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Friday, December 22, 2017

Sugar Ray Leonard's Ornery Debut Challenge: GIF Spotlight



On the fifth of February, 1977, the great Sugar Ray Leonard made his pro debut against a no-nonsense journeyman named Luis Vega, and Vega did not show up to showcase Leonard. He came to have a fight. Everyone, including Ray, seemed to appreciate that, and when Vega gutted Ray into the ropes, Ray had a laugh and a mug for him, in this ornery debut bout. Commentators, even from Sugar's debut, were comparing him to Ali because of it.


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

When You Think You've Won And They Cheat You: Reaction GIF Spotlight




Any fan of boxing history can get a chuckle at the Highlander TV series' take on the way it used to be. Adrian Paul, with Rick Faraci as his opponent, gets a bit of a letdown after taking part in a bare-knuckle rumble to last the distance, as police on horseback break it up. If you've ever read the shenanigans of the time period for our sport, you know this isn't exactly exaggerated for television. This was boxing's wild west period. The corruption rarely involves horses, these days. Judges, referees, sanctioning bodies, athletic commissions and promoters, but not usually horses.


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Mojahed Fudailat took to Twitter, Facebook and Youtube with a hysterical post-fight animation, starring Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux in The Matrix. It brought some much-needed levity to a sad effort by Rigondeaux, as far as I'm concerned. This GIF comes from that video (he has several) and here is the full video (and, yes, the comments have already covered the spelling error so relax a little bit!):






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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Highlander's Old Timey Boxing Show: GIF Spotlight











Over the years of romance and adventure set throughout history, the Highlander television series took on a few boxing references, but one episode revolved around the fight game (no Lampley reference). It was entitled "The Fighter." In it, Adrian Paul's character got a chance to do some old-timey bare-knuckle boxing with his friend, stuntman and martial arts champion Rick Faraci, playing the opponent. Also seen here in the four GIF's is the fine Hill Street Blues actor Bruce Weitz, as something happens in the ring which should probably never happen. I think. Swords in the ring are prohibited by most athletic commissions. Beheadings and explosions...I'm not sure about those. They might actually be encouraged.



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