Nicknames are a dying breed in sports. "A-Rod" simply doesn't compare to "The Babe." "Dr. J" blows "The Flash" right out of the water.
Throughout the years the best nicknames could be found in a boxing ring. Whether self proclaimed or anointed—you have to have a good nickname to be a famous boxer.
As the brand new boxing show "Lights Out" and its lead, Patrick "Lights Out" Leary, premiere January 11 on F/X, let's take a look at the top 15 best boxing nicknames of all time.