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A nickname, moniker, or sobriquet that a boxer either adopts for himself or is given to him by others, such as by a sports reporter. The most common aliases in the early days of boxing were "Kid" and "Young."

Sometimes aliases are employed by boxers to shield their identity, when fighting in another town, so that boxing commissions and officials are unable to identify them under their real name. Prior to the use of Federal ID's in the United States, this practice was common among boxers of the past who had been kayoed recently or were frequent losers (i.e., a tomato can).