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Thursday, June 08, 2006

A Word to the Professional Boxing World

From this day forward, boxers are forbidden to use the following nicknames.


These guys came up with something original."Sugar" Just because you're named Ray doesn't mean you're limited to this nickname.

"The Hit Man" We get it. Boxers hit people. Professional killers "hit" people. Enough already.

"Pretty Boy" Guys named Floyd, see "Sugar".



I expect this to take effect immediately and I will expand upon this list as necessary.

11 Comments:

Blogger Spook said...

I'd have to give points to a boxer named Floyd using the nickname "pink". Sure, it's somewhat obvious, but how many fighting people actually have the balls to call themselves "pink"?

8:43 AM

 
Blogger Andy Land said...

That's why I've always wondered why so many folks use "Pretty Boy". It seems about as masculine as "Pink"

8:46 AM

 
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I hear you screaming! You would think they could be more original. Hey, how about just using your own damn name and that is it! Let your fist do the talking.

R "Lightning" Landry

9:14 AM

 
Blogger sue said...

Actually, I want one called "Hitman Prettyboy Sugar"...

10:31 AM

 
Blogger Amanda said...

How about "pink sugar fluff"...
err...
hmm

11:08 AM

 
Blogger Andy Land said...

Actually I'd be fine with any of those.

1:02 PM

 
Blogger Gordon said...

Actually, if I were a boxer, I'd probably choose some kind of name that suggested power and vitality...like "The Viagra Kid".

Either that or "Lumpy"

2:00 PM

 
Blogger Painter Beach Girl said...

I grew up watching boxing with my dad (before you had to PAY to watch it on tv and you could even get it using the old fashioned antanae and didnt even have to have cable!) and could never get the names...I think it must be to humanize them while they are beating the crap out of each other, soften them up a bit or something.

4:32 AM

 
Blogger golfwidow said...

Other activities have unoriginal nicknames too. O.J. McDuffie (or however you spell his last name) springs instantly to mind.

What I love best is poker. I want to change my name to Phil so I can be more intimidating at the poker table. Or Doyle. (But not Phil Doyle, which just sounds like smart engine maintenance.)

5:42 AM

 
Blogger Webmiztris said...

they should forget about names like Sugar and Pretty Boy and use nicknames like "Bonebreaker" and "Ear Destroyer". it's sure a lot of intimidating. ;)

6:49 AM

 
Blogger Andy Land said...

I remember watching boxing on ABC without having to pay for the matches. Saw Ali and other greats and actually enjoyed it. Most of my youth I found boxing a ridiculous sport. IN later years I really appreciate seeing a couple of guys pummeling each other.

Welcome to the party, BeachGirl. How'd you come to find the place? I'll check out your blog later & say HI. LMK if you want to do a link exchange.

I like names like Lumpy & Ear Destroyer. lol

8:41 AM

 

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