Boxers Who Changed their Names for Professional or Religious Reasons
some people a name is just a name but for some they want their name to live up
to the next generation. For those who change their names, there must be a valid
reason why they have opted to go towards that route. Well, this practice is no
exception for many sportsmen including boxers. The likes of Lew Alcindor, Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar and Jeff Pendergraph changed their names.
legendary professional boxers have changed their names for different reasons and
we are going to look for the reasons behind. Some ended up starting online
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Sardinas Montalvo to Kid Chocolate
a boxer with much potential. Eligio took part in the lightweight division and
managed to win the world championship after defeating Benny Bass. Sugar Ray is
one of the people who admired the young lad a lot. His boxing style was top-class
and was good for the eye and the ring.
Eligio change his name to Kid Chocolate after becoming a professional boxer.
Harrison Dempsey to Jack Dempsey
in Colorado William Harrison became a world heavyweight champion in 1919. The
prolific boxer remained unbeaten for the next seven years of his career. His punching
ability was remarkable. During that time, he was considered one of the greatest
boxers of all time. And we reckon that sports bettors of that time would with
no doubt place their bets on the player.
He was known as Jack Dempsey in the
ring and besides boxing, he was also a soldier. He took part in the World War
II. He was included in the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954. There's also an online
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on the legendary Jack Dempsey.
Smith Junior to Sugar Ray Robinson
real name was Walker Smith Junior. He was born in Georgia and he was a welterweight
and middleweight champion with a good professional record. His record stood at
128-1-2 along with 84 knockouts. In his career, he managed to overcome LaMotta,
Henry Armstrong and Sammy Angott to become the world champion.