Top 10 Best and Worst "Reused" Boxing Nicknames

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Top 10 Best and Worst
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One of the remarkable things about boxing is that almost every top star in the sport gets at least one nickname that sticks. 

But sometimes, nicknames get reused.  Boxing has one of the richest and most-storied histories in all of sports, and sometimes people give fighters in-ring monikers that allude to this tradition.  It could be that the nickname is just too good to ignore.  Other times, it's probably just sheer lack of creativity.

Whatever the case, there are dozens of nicknames that get reused, in one form or another, by other boxers.  Sometimes it works out and the newly-minted fighter adds to the legend of a particular name; sometimes it doesn't, and the name is reduced to just a shell of its former self. 

A look back at boxing history and the 10 best and worst, recycled nicknames in boxing.

(This is the first in a series of upcoming posts about the highlights and lowlights of boxing nicknames.)

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