Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini Vs. Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini jacked the name "Boom Boom" from his father, Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini. Ray's boxing has been described as a "whirlwind punching style," which floored many a lesser son-of-a-bitch in the ring.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon was dubbed "Boom Boom" due to "his thundering musical renditions." His singing style emulated the "hard-driving style" of Little Richard, which floored many excitable teenage girls.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is a bad-ass Italian hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, who was given boxing lessons at an early age by his father.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon's ethnicity isn't readily available (on Wikipedia), but his last name is a VERY woppish "Picariello." Plus his middle name is Anthony. Come on now. "Tony Picariello" is as good a boxer name as any. Oh, and his first hit song, "Tallahassee Lassie," was written by his mother.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was visited by three gunmen before his fight with Arturo Frias. Whoever answered the door told the gunmen that Ray wasn't there. Smart move.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon's last name is reminiscent of a firing device which was formally used in battles to kill many people.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini has an impressive boxing record of 29--5, including 23 knockouts. That's right, he only lost 5 times.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon had 22 songs enter the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. He also holds the record for the most appearances (110) on that overrated bullshit show "American Bandstand."

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini's boxing style was so powerful that he actually killed another boxer. In a 14 round fight with a South Korean boxer named Duk Koo Kim, Mancini pounded the living fuck out of Kim, who died five days after the match due to brain injuries. Kim's wife committed suicide four months after the match, and the referee of the bout followed suit the next year. Apparently Kim lost several pounds before the fight to make "lightweight" status, and was dehydrated, which may have contributed to his death.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon's rocking style is so powerful that he slayed my ass at an oldies revival show that I attended when I was a teenager. At his age he was still running around the stage, howlin' and pounding his guitar like a fucking nutcase. He blew away all the other geezers who were on the stage, managing even to outdo Chuck Berry. I didn't drink anything during the show, so my being slightly dehydrated might have contributed to his performance being so powerful for me.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini officially retired in 1992.

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon has never retired and continues to tour and put out new songs.

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