Perhaps it’s a “Boy Named Sue” kind of thing – where a guy with a funny name learns how to fight to keep away from bullies – but the first name Kermit has yielded not only famous NBA puncher Kermit Washington, but also today’s Funny Names Blog entry, Kermit “The Killer” Cintron.
A Puerto Rican-American boxer and former world welterweight champion, Cintron sports an anthropomorphic Puerto Rican dog tattoo on his back, and was undefeated in his first 24 fights before running into notorious cheater Antonio Margarito. You may know Margarito as the guy who was banned from the sport a few years later for putting a plaster-like substance in his hand wraps. Unfortunately, Margarito’s antics weren’t yet known, and he ended both of Kermit’s world title reigns.
One of boxing’s nice guys, Cintron saw his career stalled by these two suspicious losses to Margarito. However, like all great champions, Cintron came back swinging won an impressive bout against the hilariously-named Lovemore N’dou. (This might have been the most interestingly-named fight card since Ras-I Alujah “Livingstone” Bramble fought Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the 1980’s).
This earned him another title bout where he fought to a draw with Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, another good guy in boxing who had only lost once – to none other than Antonio “El Cheato” Margarito.
Martinez would go on to have a string of incredible fights that made him one of the top three fighters in the sport today, while Cintron would follow it up with a gritty victory over undefeated pasta-inspired-name guy Alfredo Angulo, before hitting a rough stretch.
Since the Angulo bout, Cintron has had two title matches, but lost the first one in bizarre fight against Paul Williams when Cintron “fell” (it kind of looked like a dive) through the ropes and hit his head on one of the commentators’ TV monitors. After some wins over quality opponents, he recently lost a title bout against red-headed Mexican (and Archie comics lookalike) Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Nonetheless, at just 32, there’s no question Cintron has some fight left in him, and any man who can convincingly pull off the name Kermit “The Killer” Cintron – let alone become a 2-time world champ – deserves massive props. Here’s hoping for more future success for Kermit, if for no other reason than the delight of once again seeing his name in the marquee lights.
Great blog this morning!
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Nicely written, funny, thanks fer stoppin by and checkin out my blog-about 90% of the time that leads me back to great blogs such as yours…I remember that Bramble guy..L and his fabulous o l’s as they say but yea boxing is full of colorful characters, I find more naturally so, as compared to say UFC/MMA, which seems, often times, to be manufactured colorfulness, anyway bla, bla, bla…always enjoy finding new blogs, interested to check out some of yer earlier work, etc, etc,thanks again
I’m on a bit of a comment-answering binge today, so excuse my delayed answer to this comment.
I’m totally with you on boxing’s advantages over UFC/MMA. I’m a huge fan of boxing, as you can probably already tell. Arto knows hockey and Rob really knows baseball.
I hope that this doesn’t double post. If it does I’m sorry. This is the third try. Troubles with posting.
Great blog. Thanks for checking mine out. I appreciate how you provide info about the names and for being well written. I’ve read a couple of past articles and will read more. I’m kind of an information freak, both useful and trivia types. Yours has some of both. Very cool. Looking forward to more.
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Great blog! Not that I would want to run into a dangerous person but if someone looking to hurt me introduced himself as Kermit “The Killer” I would have not chance of survival. I would burst out laughing and the man would ‘off’ me. lol Aye!
You’re probably right. Plus, someone named Kermit must have some unresolved anger issues, it seems like. Hence Kermit Washington and Kermit “The Killer” Cintron!
Thanks for the compliments! We post every weekday (and on special weekends), so keep coming back for more funny-named fun!
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