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tomato can

An exceptionally poor boxer, one who is often paired with a much better boxer so as to improve the latter's statistics and win percentages. The up-and-coming star boxer suffered a huge upset last night at the hands of a tomato can who everyone expected to lose.
See also: can, tomato
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It's easy to get a guy to 25-0 record by putting him in against tomato cans, but the problem is he doesn't learn anything.
I was bleeding where tomato cans were stored in the restaurant.
ANAHEIM -- The Kings took their role as tomato cans seriously.
Everyone knows that Joe Calzaghe only fights the freshest tomato cans available and has actively avoided me throughout the years.
19 [pounds sterling] compared with 50p for 300g cream of tomato cans, the 600g pouches carry a significant premium and rival fresh soups such as the New Covent Garden Soup Company at around 1.
At Lia Rumma, Haim Steinbach, in his first show in Naples in nine years, installed tomato cans, bingo baskets, and a pack of Neapolitan cards - three fetishized objects of popular Neapolitan culture - on metal shelves, as well as four wall-mounted rectangular pieces of furniture, each equipped with a drawer for hiding spotless handkerchiefs and coins.
IF betting is anything to go by, cruiserweights Nathan Cleverly (1-100) and Tony Bellew (1-16) will stand opposite two tomato cans at Liverpool's Echo Arena tonight.
THE AMERICANS have a great description for no-hope boxers who are fodder for those on the up - tomato cans.
The oddball cast of Stephens's fellow patients is brilliantly re-created, and his use of the tomato can metaphor to describe his own situation is both stunning and heartbreaking.