Boxing's 10 Most Disparaging Nicknames in History: Adding Insult to Injury

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Boxing's 10 Most Disparaging Nicknames in History: Adding Insult to Injury
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This is Part 2 of my series on the highlights and lowlights of boxing nicknames.

As I mentioned in my first article ("Top 10 Best and Worst 'Reused' Boxing Nicknames"), the sport of boxing is somewhat unique in that nearly all fighters have some sort of nickname, and several go through multiple nicknames in the course of their career.

Usually the nicknames help the fighter—they improve the boxer's marketability and tell the audience a thing or two about the person or their style of fighting.

Occasionally, however, nicknames have a more sinister motive. They are used to heckle or make fun of the fighter, and these disparaging nicknames sometimes catch on more than they should.

In this article, I take a look at the top 10 most disparaging nicknames in boxing history.

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