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Old 10-07-2012, 03:31 AM   #16
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Sometimes I wonder if he took that named off of the fame 1930's gangster. Now that you think of it, Gangsters from that time have as cool nicknames as boxers lol.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:45 AM   #17
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I liked Ricky Hatton and Jeff Harding, but the original hitman Thomas Hearns was hard to follow. I always saw Tommy as the original obviously.
And yet he much preferred being called 'The Motor City Cobra'.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:56 AM   #18
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I think 'good' nicknames help average/good fighters legacy. If you are a great you get remembered anyway, having a 'good' nickname is a mere bonus.

But fighters like 'Buster' Douglas, 'Razor' Ruddock and 'Bonecrusher' Smith get remembered in a large part, because of their nicknames. And the three examples above had such 'iconic' nicknames, many casual fans would only know them as such and would unable to tell you the fighters first names, let alone their achievements in the ring.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:48 AM   #19
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Sometimes I wonder if he took that named off of the fame 1930's gangster. Now that you think of it, Gangsters from that time have as cool nicknames as boxers lol.
He did Sir.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:51 AM   #20
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Executioner hopkins,sounds like a guy who is a ko artist or vicious fighter,not a clever defensive fighter who spoils...
It works pretty well for the younger Hopkins, who was a search and destroy type in many of his fights, though.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #21
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Froch is hardly a "cobra". A stupid, ill fitting nickname for him. Hatton wasn't a "hitman" either. Who did these guys think they were anyway,...Thomas Hearns?
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Froch is hardly a "cobra". A stupid, ill fitting nickname for him.
He holds his hands up about as high as a cobra does (maybe a bit lower).

How about Larry "the Mallard" Holmes? Or "Super" Greg Page?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:23 PM   #23
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I think 'good' nicknames help average/good fighters legacy. If you are a great you get remembered anyway, having a 'good' nickname is a mere bonus.

But fighters like 'Buster' Douglas, 'Razor' Ruddock and 'Bonecrusher' Smith get remembered in a large part, because of their nicknames. And the three examples above had such 'iconic' nicknames, many casual fans would only know them as such and would unable to tell you the fighters first names, let alone their achievements in the ring.
dare i say it, but same could be said about butterbean
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:07 PM   #24
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Herol 'the bomber' Graham. Intentionally misnamed
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #25
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Herol 'the bomber' Graham. Intentionally misnamed
No he was not. He had the name from when he was at school, and was known for 'bombing' (running) around. The name made sense!
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No he was not. He had the name from when he was at school, and was known for 'bombing' (running) around. The name made sense!
Oh.

I'd heard an interview from Brendan Ingle saying they wanted to mislead his opposition (in the amateurs) and stuck with it in the pro's.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #27
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Oh.

I'd heard an interview from Brendan Ingle saying they wanted to mislead his opposition (in the amateurs) and stuck with it in the pro's.
That too would make sense. A boxer named 'Bomber' your first thought is a puncher...
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