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Old 07-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Boxers with fabricated names

i've noticed many a boxers with boxing names different from their birth names. such as sugar ray robinson and recently kid galahad out of the ingle gym.

i think this is a great idea especially for them polish guys who are fighting roy jones jr for example, ffs. i cant even read their names let alone remember them!

i think this is a major obstacle as far as marketing a fighter. a guy like J u s t i n fortune for example has a great name, easy to remember, easy to say and sounds cool. whereas 'Darius Michalczewski ' will be difficult to keep on the ends of hardcore boxing fans lips, let alone casual fans!

for those people that have boxed or box, can you write any name for your amateur and pro career regardless of whats on the passport and if so then why the F do people not take advantage of this?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Paddy O'Reilly - You expect a big ginger haired irishman with pasty skin
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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Paddy O'Reilly - You expect a big ginger haired irishman with pasty skin
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Anthony Small, his real names ''cunt''.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:33 AM   #5
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Kel Brooks Real name is Ezekial Brinsly Reid
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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I think you can register a different name on your boxing license, some do it because they don't allow 2 active fighters with the same name.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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I think you can register a different name on your boxing license, some do it because they don't allow 2 active fighters with the same name.
yeah, some people need to seriously take advantage of it.
if you can do it in the amateurs then thats even better!

it would be FAR easier to promote and market a guy with a simple, preferably a catchy name. personally, nuttin against the poles, i know a few and they have simple names but some of these guys should have got a grip lol
...i said 'some' but im being nice
[ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Polish_boxers[/ame]

the problem with eastern europeans dominating HW boxing (at one point) is that 1 they usually cant speak english and 2 they have names like [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Pietrzykowski"]Zbigniew Pietrzykowski[/ame] F F S !!! (hes a not a HW but still!)
HOW do you promote a guy like that....a promoters nightmare
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #8
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I always thought Slugger O'Toole sounded quality.

Especially given that he was black too. Not many black Irishmen around, are there?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #9
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Willy Pep wasn't his real name, it was shortened from something Italian and long. Marciano was changed for the same reason too.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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Alliterated names

like Robin Reid or Julian Jackson
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #11
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so when you have a am or pro fight, can you simply write wateva name you want without showing passport, how does it work. what is the problem, why arnt we seeing more names like kid chocolate or sugar ray?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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Herbie Hide = Herbert Okechukwu Maduagwu
Robert Stieglitz = Sergey Shtikhlits
Felix Sturm = Adnan Catic
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #13
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What about the bone chilling name.....THE SWADLINGCOTE MAULER......have a go who he was...
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:17 PM   #14
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Willy Pep wasn't his real name, it was shortened from something Italian and long. Marciano was changed for the same reason too.
Papaleo and Marchegiano

<<<<<< This guys given name was William Dempsey
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #15
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A lot of the Eastern Euros based in Germany change their names due to promotion reasons. Stieglitz and Sturm like mentioned above plus..

Arthur Abraham - Avetik Abrahamyan
Marco Huck - Muamer Hukic
Manuel Charr - Mahmoud Charr
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