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Boxing Quiz: Can you figure out these fighters from their nicknames?

From "The Hitman" to the "Big Daddy", boxers have had some weird and wonderful nicknames over the years. How many of these can you identify?


  1. 1 Who was known as "Left Hook"?

    1. Jeff Lacey
    2. Jerry Halstead
    3. Jim Watt
    4. James Toney
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  2. 2 What is Deontay Wilder's nickname?

    1. "Wild West"
    2. "The Bronzed Bomber"
    3. "Wet and"
    4. "KO"
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  3. 3 What was Vinny Pazienza's nickname?

    1. "Paz Attack"
    2. "InVincible"
    3. "The Pazmanian Devil"
    4. "Too Quick"
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  4. 4 Which of these four fighters did not have the nickname "The Hitman"?

    1. Ricky Hatton
    2. Tommy Hearns
    3. Paulus Moses
    4. Felix Savon
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  5. 5 Which of these fighters was known as the "Real Deal"?

    1. Evander Holyfield
    2. Mike Tyson
    3. Lennox Lewis
    4. Frank Bruno
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  6. 6 What was Pernell Whitaker's nickname?

    1. "Sweet Pea"
    2. "Sweet Victory"
    3. "The Sweetest"
    4. "Sweet Tooth"
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  7. 7 Which fighter was known as the "The Baby-Faced Assassin"?

    1. Erik Morales
    2. Marco Antonio Barrera
    3. Rocky Juarez
    4. Johnny Tapia
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  8. 8 Which of these nicknames has Manny Paquiao not had?

    1. "Pac-Man"
    2. "The Destroyer"
    3. "The Filipino Slugger"
    4. "Mania"
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  9. 9 Who was known as "The Golden Boy"?

    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Oscar De La Hoya
    3. Arturo Gatti
    4. Shane Mosley
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  10. 10 Which of these fights didn't have the nickname "Sugar"?

    1. Shane Mosley
    2. Ray Robinson
    3. Ray Leonard
    4. Victor Ortiz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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Lewis Watson

London based boxing Editor, fanatic and all-round lover of the 'Sweet Science'. Growing up in the 90's, Tyson, De La Hoya and Savon grabbed Lewis' attention at an early age, with Hatton-Tzsyu confirming the obsession in 2005.

As a student of the sport, you'll find him flicking through the archives of past "Sugar" Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali fights, as well as wide-eyed on a Sunday for the 5am Vegas bouts.

Also covering football, darts and tennis content for BetVictor and Betfair.

Boxing Quiz: Can you figure out these fighters from their nicknames?

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