Boxers have a look that is expected of them. They are expected to look tough, with scars, muscles and missing teeth.
When a boxer turns out to not have a rough, mutilated face made from taking too many poundings, people often look surprised to find out that individual is a boxer.
Here are some of the boxers who just don't look very threatening.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez
Saul Alvarez is a girly-looking boy with nonthreatening red hair.
He looks more boy-band leader than leader of the next generation of Mexican boxing stars, but he is.
When someone mentions Alvarez's right hook, you may think more pop song than boxing strategy, but you better believe that Irish-looking Mexican kid with the boyish face can throw down.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is just as boyish as his arch-rival Alvarez.
His curly hair and metrosexual tendencies lend his appearance more to fashion than pugilism, but he's a tough kid.
But he needs take less punches if he wants to keep the up the good looks well past his career.
When TMZ reported that Victor Ortiz was posing for an underwear website he was the spokesman for, many doubted his chances against Floyd Mayweather Jr. even more.
While many will stand for a boxer making an extra buck, doing it in their "man-panties" with a big ol' dorky smile is a totally other thing.
But hey, I say make that money, man!
Sergio Martinez is the middleweight champion of the world but looks more like a very tough Calvin Klein model.
Notice the pretty eyes and metro-hair.
De La Hoya was once the Golden Boy, but with the release of photos of his drag-dressing days, he's gone from netting big fight purses to wearing one.
If not for the De La Hoya drag-fest, he'd still look more like a Mexican soap opera star than a boxer.
But it's his good looks and business savvy that have greatly helped him become the success he is.
Jersey Shore much?
Paulie here looks like it, and likely wouldn't surprise too many people if he joined the show in a future season.
What does surprise people is that Paulie Malignaggi is an excellent boxer with credentials in both the junior welterweight and welterweight classes.
You can't judge a boxer by his accessories.
Yeah, yeah. The George Foreman of old looked tough and intimidating.
The Foreman Ali and Frazier faced looked fierce, like a big old grizzly that would maul the face of any man standing in his way.
But the George Foreman that came back in 1987 and won the heavyweight championship again at age 45 in the 1990s did not look threatening—even though he clearly was.
When I look at his big smile, bald head, and salesmanship-ready attire selling fat-burning grills, I think Shopping Channel Network, not HBO network.
And when Foreman gets into his testimony-mode, where he goes on long rants about life, love, rebirth, religion, forgiveness, pain, death and happiness, he begins to look more like Dr. Phil than a boxer.
But he is a boxer, and an intimidating one. He may be retired now, but that 62-year-old man still has a mean knockout punch hidden under that nice suit.
Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Sturm
Felix Sturm looks more like a fashion model than a boxer.
Looking at him and De La Hoya promoting their big middleweight fight back in 2004, the audience must've looked puzzled at the press conferences.
"Are two runway models really going to do battle?" Indeed they did.
Now, there's nothing wrong with looking pretty, but don't be surprised if more than a few people can't believe you when you say you're a boxer.