10 boxers with weather-related names

1) Tavoris Cloud

Tavoris ‘Thunder’ Cloud ticks more than one weather-related box and reigned as IBF light-heavyweight champion from 2009 to 2013. To win the belt Cloud beat Britain’s Clinton Woods; he then defended it four times before ultimately surrendering it to Bernard Hopkins.

2) Jimmy Thunder

Heavy-handed New Zealand heavyweight Thunder – birth name: James Senio Peau – battled the likes of Tim Witherspoon, Chris Byrd, Trevor Berbick, Johnny Nelson and John Ruiz in his 49-fight pro career and, in 1997, famously knocked out Crawford Grimsley with the first punch of the fight.

3) Norman Snow

Welterweight Snow turned pro in 1927 and fought 157 times before retiring in ’42. He won the Southern Area lightweight title in 1934, when stopping Peter Price in 11 rounds, then won the Southern Area welterweight title in ’36 with a 15-round decision over Leo Phillips.

4) Teddy Rainbow

Born Edward Ernest McGuiness, Australia’s Teddy Rainbow was active from 1953 to 1965 and won 24 of 43 fights, competing primarily as a bantamweight. He won the New South Wales State bantamweight title in ’55 after stopping Peter Ellston in the 14th round.

5) Bob Frost

West Ham’s Frost boxed at welterweight from 1947 until 1953 and twice came up short in challenges for the Southern Area welterweight title. Both defeats came against Alf Danahar, the first in 1950 and the second in ’52.

6) Windy Meyers

A featherweight from Cincinnati, Meyers had 41 fights as a pro, winning 21 of them, and turned over all the way back in 1927. By ’31, the year of his retirement, he had been stopped only twice, with the hard-hitting Tracy Cox responsible for one of them.

7) Bob Freeze

Born Hillman Livingston Sweeting, this heavyweight from Bahamas was better known as Bob Freeze and competed from 1973 to ’75, winning seven of 10 pro fights. He beat Baby Boy Rolle to lift the vacant Bahamas heavyweight title in ’74.

8) Dan Breeze

Walsall’s “Hurricane” Breeze boxed 10 times as a pro between 2014 and 2016 and won all 10, going the distance in each of them. He beat an array of durable journeymen before retiring with a 10-0 record and becoming a bareknuckle boxer.

9) Jimmy Gust

A middleweight from Indiana, Gust started and ended his career in 1943 and had 14 pro fights, winning six, losing four and drawing four.

10) Doug de Wet

Not to be confused with former champion Doug DeWitt, South Africa’s de Wet was active from 1973 to ’77 and fought for the Cape light-heavyweight title on his pro debut. He won six of 17 pro fights and fought exclusively in his homeland.

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