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Boxing nicknames | 40 of the most memorable monikers

Boxers are among the most colorful athletes in the world and, accordingly, have the most creative nicknames. Below is a list of 40 of the greatest nicknames in boxing history: Should we add a few more? Please feel free to add new names in the comments...

Tyson vs Douglas Round 8: No, Mike wasn’t cheated out of victory

The epic February 1990 heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas resulted in one of the biggest upsets in sports history. Douglas, considered a journeyman of sorts by many, would knock out Tyson who was deemed invincible at the time. How big was the Tyson vs...

Mike Tyson nicknames: Popular monikers during his career

He's one of the most popular, most colorful, and most controversial sports figures in history. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Why is Mike Tyson so iconic? He cleaned an otherwise dull division during the 1980s and before other legends such as Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, and Riddick...

Dariusz Michalczewski: Unsung Polish ‘Tiger,’ 90s icon

We don't hear much about Dariusz Michalczewski (48-2, 38 KO) today even though he's a former light heavyweight champion who defended the WBO version of that title 23 times. He should be a much bigger star than he is. Fact: Dariusz Michalczewski won his first 48 professional...

Thomas Hearns flicker jab: Poisonous in the 80s (w/video)

The legendary Thomas Hearns (61-5-1; 48 KO) was one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the 1980s and is considered an all-time great. His skills, punching power, and athleticism enabled him to move up in weight class over the years, from welterweight to cruiserweight. Blessed with...

MIke Tyson or George Foreman? Evander Holyfield indicates who punched harder

Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and David Tua are regarded as three of the hardest punching heavyweights to have ever laced 'em up. And one fight legend had the opportunity to taste shots from all three knockout artists.Evander Holyfield, known for his courage, determination, and durability, defeated...

Tyson vs Holmes: How Don King stacked the odds for Iron Mike

Most fight fans don't understand the business end of boxing. And many probably don't want to. Despite being the purest of all sports, boxing, like the NFL, NBA, and MLB, is a business, too, and decisions are often made based on their perceived long-term financial repercussions....

Tyson vs Tucker: The underrated, long forgotten drama

Mike Tyson is a boxing legend who gave us many memorable moments in the ring. And quite naturally, we're still discussing some of his fights decades later. Tyson's epic showdowns with Michael Spinks, Trevor Berbick, Evander Holyfield, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Buster Douglas, Razor Ruddock, Frank Bruno, Alex...

Flash knockdown: What is it?

There are authoritative knockdowns and there are "flash knockdowns."You may have heard a fight commentator say at ringside, "That was just a flash knockdown."  So what is a flash knockdown? First, let's define "knockdown:" An official knockdown is ruled in boxing when a fighter is punched...

Jack Johnson fought well into his 60s

Are we entering an 'Age of Exhibitions?" Fifty-something fight legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr engaged in a high-profile exhibition in November and it was announced yesterday that all-time great Evander Holyfield will face former journeyman Kevin McBride on June 5th in the chief support bout between unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. So, how...