Bonecrusher, Lights Out, and The Hitman: Famous Boxer Nicknames

Bonecrusher, Lights Out, and The Hitman: Famous Boxer Nicknames

In the world of boxing, nicknames are quite common. In many cases, it seems almost to be a requirement to have one. I had a friend who once who tried boxing named Burton Alvero. I gave him his nickname (which he loved). It was Burton "I'll be applying the Hurtin" Alvero. Sadly, he lost both his two amateur fights. All the boxers in this quiz were very famous and almost all of them were champions. Ring the bell! The match has started! This 25 round contest begins now!

Who was nicknamed "The Explosive Thin Man"?

Who was nicknamed "Macho"?

Who was nicknamed "The Atomic Bull"?

Who was nicknamed "The Blade"?

Who was nicknamed "Thunder"?

Who was nicknamed "Sweet Pea"?

What was Larry Holmes' nickname?

Who was nicknamed "The Hitman"?

Who was nicknamed "Iron"?

Who was nicknamed "Bonecrusher"?

Who was nicknamed "Smokin'"?

Who was nicknamed "Bodysnatcher"?

What was Vinny Pazienza's nickname?

Who was nicknamed "Prince"?

Who was nicknamed "The Golden Boy"?

Who was nicknamed "Big Daddy"?

Who was nicknamed "Merciless"?

Who was nicknamed "The Real Deal"?

Who was nicknamed "Marvelous"?

Who was nicknamed "Boom Boom"?

Who was nicknamed "Lights Out"?

Who was nicknamed "Razor"

Who was nicknamed "Hands of Stone"?

What was Michael Nunn's nickname?

Who was nicknamed "Hurricane"?

Bonecrusher, Lights Out, and The Hitman: Famous Boxer Nicknames

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