Intimidating nicknames for guys
Whether you prefer to go with the more well-known "Hitman" or the "Motor City Cobra," there is no doubt that Hearns belongs on this list.
Hearns (61-5-1 48 KO) was one of the most feared boxers of his generation.
Perhaps more importantly, he surrendered that title via unanimous decision early the next year against young fighter named Mike Tyson.
Smith (44-17-1 32 KO) was a big player in the heavyweight division in the 1980s, scoring victories over Witherspoon, Frank Bruno and Jesse Ferguson.
The typical Gatti fight would end with him willing to swallow four punches for every one he landed, with both eyes either swollen, bruised or bleeding.
Boxing has had its share of interesting nicknames over the years.
From the crazy to the accurate, from the funny to the bizarre.
James "Lights Out" Toney was a superior defensive fighter known as much for his bulging waistline as his skill in the ring.
Toney (74-7-3 45 KO) won championships at middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight.