Boxing is a simple sport. Two men in a square ring, given gloves and a mouthpiece to legally hit each other repeatedly for sport. Others are allowed to watch and cheer without fearing repercussions for not being a good Samaritan by stopping two people from beating each other to a pulp. People pay to see this on a regular basis.
The reasons go back to ancient times, in which thousands would flock to the Coliseum and witness spectacles of sport, bravery and brutal strength. Perhaps in ancient times, they had nicknames such as Nicholas “good knight” Romanov, or Titanius “the tiger slayer” Polonius, Christopher “chariot racer” Tartanian. But now in more modern times, we have some pretty bad names, ones that are just plain bad, boring and in some cases utterly ridiculous.
Here is a look at the top 5 Boxing Nicknames that I claim are the worst of all time, in modern times at least.
5. Nate “The Galaxy Warrior” Campbell.
What kind of nickname is the Galaxy Warrior? Is it because he has fought intergalactic bouts? Did I miss something? Is he fighting all over the galaxy, does he understand what the galaxy encompasses? Does he know that the “galaxy” isn’t the same thing as the “world”. There is no galaxy championship belt. I think this may actually be his XBOX LIVE ID gamer name instead. I think I would rename him something much more manly or mysterious, like Nate “the soup” Campbell.
4. John “The Quietman” Ruiz
The Quiet man? I can not tell you what this nickname conjures up in my mind. I picture someone like Jerry Lewis.
Who doesn’t want to fight a guy named the quietman? Why not name yourself, John “sensitive:” Ruiz, or John “soft spoken” Ruiz. Why? Because that would be pathetically boring, just like quietman. I would change it up to something more intense, like John ” The Riot” Ruiz. (Sounds louder at least)
3. Chad “Bad” Dawson
First of all having a name like “Chad” as a grown man, may be a reason why you became a boxer in the first place, because you have to defend yourself a lot. When you have a name like Chad, one which presents itself as a pretty boy, alligator shirt wearing kinda guy, you need to overcompensate your boxing nickname with something extra tough. So how long did this guy have to come up with his nickname? 30 seconds? Did they have a thesaurus handy? He couldn’t think of anything tougher than bad? Because he found a rhyme? I am thinking he would have a much better image being known by something like Chad ” Up the Creek” Dawson or Chad “hanging” Dawson.
2. Owen “what the heck” Beck
Now I couldn’t even believe this one was real. Did someone play a joke on this guy? Did he think it was cute?
If I was him, I would change my last name to Bell, and at least have a swear word in my name…I don’t even know what the heck he was thinking? Name change for this guy would be Owen “what a showin’ Beck, or maybe Owen ” the wreck” Beck.
1.Scott “The Pink Cat” Walker
If this guy’s name wasn’t bad enough, he apparently wore pink trunks into the ring and slick backed hair in tribute to his idol James Dean. I don’t know much, but a guy with slicked back hair, who “likes James Dean” and wears pink trunks into the ring, almost should be banned from such a manly sport for tarnishing the hard fought tough image that professional boxing has come to enjoy. The Pink Cat? I mean the cat isn’t so terribly bad on it’s own, but the color pink has no business being included in the boxing world. Real men may wear pink, but not boxers.
He sounds like a cartoon character and I think I want to slap him and I don’t even know him.
I suggest, Scott ” Put em in a” Walker.