Are You A True Boxing Genius?

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  • 1. 

    Donnell Holmes' amateur record is 73-13; how many of his wins came by knockout?

    • A.

      64

    • B.

      58

    • C.

      69

    • D.

      72

    Correct Answer
    A. 64
    Explanation
    Donnell Holmes' amateur record is 73-13, which means he has a total of 73 wins. The question asks how many of his wins came by knockout. The correct answer is 64, indicating that out of his 73 wins, 64 of them were achieved by knockout.

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  • 2. 

    What nationality is middleweight boxer Edison Miranda?

    • A.

      Canadian

    • B.

      Nigerian

    • C.

      Colombian

    • D.

      British

    Correct Answer
    C. Colombian
    Explanation
    Edison Miranda is Colombian because he is a middleweight boxer from Colombia.

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  • 3. 

    In which Mexican city did Erik Morales grow up?

    • A.

      Tijuana

    • B.

      Cabo San Lucas

    • C.

      Guadalajara

    • D.

      Mexico City

    Correct Answer
    A. Tijuana
    Explanation
    Erik Morales grew up in Tijuana, which is a Mexican city.

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  • 4. 

    Yovanni Lorenzo boxed for which country in the 2000 Olympics?

    • A.

      Costa Rica

    • B.

      Haiti

    • C.

      Dominican Republic

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominican Republic
    Explanation
    Yovanni Lorenzo boxed for the Dominican Republic in the 2000 Olympics.

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  • 5. 

    What is boxer Humberto Soto's full name?

    • A.

      Benito Humberto Juan Soto

    • B.

      Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa

    • C.

      Humberto Ochoa Soto

    • D.

      Alfredo Ramirez Humberto DeSoto

    Correct Answer
    B. Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa. This is the correct full name of boxer Humberto Soto.

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  • 6. 

    What was welterweight boxer Ike Quartey's nickname?

    • A.

      Lightning

    • B.

      Bazooka

    • C.

      Master

    • D.

      Hammer

    Correct Answer
    B. Bazooka
    Explanation
    Ike Quartey's nickname was Bazooka because it was a reference to his powerful punches and explosive style in the boxing ring. The nickname "Bazooka" implies that Quartey had a strong and devastating punch, similar to the impact of a bazooka weapon. This nickname highlights Quartey's strength and aggressiveness as a welterweight boxer.

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  • 7. 

    Injin Chi first challenged for WBC Featherweight title against whom?

    • A.

      Erik Morales

    • B.

      Takashi Koshimoto

    • C.

      Michael Brodie

    • D.

      Rudy Lopez

    Correct Answer
    A. Erik Morales
    Explanation
    Injin Chi first challenged for the WBC Featherweight title against Erik Morales.

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  • 8. 

    Boxer James Toney played what position in high-school football?

    • A.

      Fullback

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Wide Receiver

    • D.

      Tight End

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarterback
    Explanation
    In high-school football, James Toney played the position of quarterback. This position is responsible for leading the offense and making strategic decisions during gameplay. The quarterback typically receives the snap from the center and either passes the ball to a receiver or hands it off to a running back. As the quarterback, Toney would have been in a crucial leadership role, directing the team's offensive plays and orchestrating the team's overall strategy on the field.

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  • 9. 

    Who did Jean Marc Mormeck face to unify the WBC and WBA cruiserweight titles?

    • A.

      Carlos DeLeon

    • B.

      Wayne Braithwaite

    • C.

      Roy Jones Jr.

    • D.

      Jermain Taylor

    Correct Answer
    B. Wayne Braithwaite
    Explanation
    Jean Marc Mormeck faced Wayne Braithwaite to unify the WBC and WBA cruiserweight titles.

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  • 10. 

    Who did Jose Luis Castillo defeat in 2000 to become the WBC Lightweight champion?

    • A.

      Stevie Johnston

    • B.

      Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    • C.

      Steve Quinonez

    • D.

      Cesar Bazan

    Correct Answer
    A. Stevie Johnston
    Explanation
    Jose Luis Castillo defeated Stevie Johnston in 2000 to become the WBC Lightweight champion.

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  • 11. 

    In January 2007, Khoren Gevorgyan was ranked #1 in which boxing rankings?

    • A.

      IBF Middleweight

    • B.

      WBC Middleweight

    • C.

      EBU Middleweight

    • D.

      WBO Middleweight

    Correct Answer
    D. WBO Middleweight
    Explanation
    Khoren Gevorgyan was ranked #1 in the WBO Middleweight boxing rankings in January 2007.

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  • 12. 

    Who did Lamon Brewster lose his WBO Heavyweight title to on April 1, 2006?

    • A.

      Vitali Klitschko

    • B.

      Sergei Liakhovich

    • C.

      Vladimir Klitschko

    • D.

      Andrew Golota

    Correct Answer
    B. Sergei Liakhovich
    Explanation
    Lamon Brewster lost his WBO Heavyweight title to Sergei Liakhovich on April 1, 2006.

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  • 13. 

    Who defeated Manny Pacquiao for the IBF junior featherweight title?

    • A.

      Oscar De La Hoya

    • B.

      He Vacated It

    • C.

      Gianluca Branco

    • D.

      Marco Antonio Barrera

    Correct Answer
    B. He Vacated It
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He Vacated It." This means that Manny Pacquiao did not lose the IBF junior featherweight title in a match, but instead chose to give it up voluntarily.

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  • 14. 

    Who did Mario Santiago defeat to claim the WBC CABOFE featherweight title in 2006?

    • A.

      Filiberto Young

    • B.

      Andres Ledesma

    • C.

      Lenny DeVictoria

    • D.

      Terry Lantz

    Correct Answer
    C. Lenny DeVictoria
    Explanation
    Mario Santiago defeated Lenny DeVictoria to claim the WBC CABOFE featherweight title in 2006.

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  • 15. 

    Who did Markus Beyer lose the super middleweight title to in October, 2006?

    • A.

      Mikkel Kessler

    • B.

      Cristian Sanavia

    • C.

      Eric Lucas

    • D.

      Glenn Catley

    Correct Answer
    A. Mikkel Kessler
    Explanation
    Markus Beyer lost the super middleweight title to Mikkel Kessler in October 2006.

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  • 16. 

    Paul Williams made his ESPN debut with a 2nd-round knockout of what fighter?

    • A.

      Sergio Rios

    • B.

      Antonio Margarito

    • C.

      Sharmba Mitchell

    • D.

      Walther Matthysse

    Correct Answer
    A. Sergio Rios
    Explanation
    Paul Williams made his ESPN debut by defeating Sergio Rios with a 2nd-round knockout.

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  • 17. 

    Sinan Samil Sam suffered his first professional boxing defeat against which fighter?

    • A.

      Julius Francis

    • B.

      Juan Carlos Gomez

    • C.

      Luan Krasniqi

    • D.

      Danny Williams

    Correct Answer
    B. Juan Carlos Gomez
    Explanation
    Sinan Samil Sam suffered his first professional boxing defeat against Juan Carlos Gomez.

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  • 18. 

    Arturo Gatti went up in weight to meet what Welterweight in his only fight of 2001?

    • A.

      Oscar De La Hoya

    • B.

      Mike Tyson

    • C.

      Evander Holyfield

    • D.

      Jorge Paez

    Correct Answer
    A. Oscar De La Hoya
    Explanation
    Arturo Gatti went up in weight to meet Oscar De La Hoya in his only fight of 2001.

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  • 19. 

    In his 2006 NABF Light Heavyweight title fight, who did Chad Dawson beat?

    • A.

      Eric Harding

    • B.

      Thomas Ulrich

    • C.

      Paul Briggs

    • D.

      Tomasz Adamek

    Correct Answer
    A. Eric Harding
    Explanation
    Chad Dawson beat Eric Harding in his 2006 NABF Light Heavyweight title fight.

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  • 20. 

    David Diaz won how many fights on points before his first KO victory?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    C. Six
    Explanation
    David Diaz won six fights on points before his first KO victory. This means that in his career, he had six fights where the outcome was determined by the judges' scorecards rather than a knockout. This suggests that Diaz was skilled in winning fights by outscoring his opponents rather than relying on knockout power.

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  • 21. 

    How many of his four fights in 2004 did cruiserweight David Haye win by TKO?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    D. 2
    Explanation
    In 2004, David Haye won two of his four fights by TKO. This means that in two of his fights, he was able to knock out his opponents and secure a victory.

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  • 22. 

    During his amateur career, Edison Miranda fought 132 bouts and won how many?

    • A.

      128

    • B.

      130

    • C.

      73

    • D.

      102

    Correct Answer
    A. 128
    Explanation
    Edison Miranda fought a total of 132 bouts during his amateur career. Out of these fights, he emerged victorious in 128 of them.

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  • 23. 

    What did boxer Erik Morales' father do for a living when Erik was a boy?

    • A.

      He Ran A Market

    • B.

      He Worked In A Sweatshop

    • C.

      He Was A Street Peddler

    • D.

      He Owned A Gym

    Correct Answer
    D. He Owned A Gym
    Explanation
    Erik Morales' father owned a gym when Erik was a boy. This suggests that Erik grew up in an environment surrounded by boxing and athletic training. It is possible that his father's ownership of the gym played a significant role in Erik's interest and eventual success in the sport of boxing.

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  • 24. 

    What class did Floyd Mayweather Jr. compete in for his first pro boxing match?

    • A.

      Super Featherweight

    • B.

      Heavyweight

    • C.

      Welterweight

    • D.

      Featherweight

    Correct Answer
    A. Super Featherweight
    Explanation
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. competed in the Super Featherweight class for his first pro boxing match. This weight class typically has a limit of 130 pounds. Mayweather started his professional career in this weight class and later moved up to compete in higher weight classes such as Welterweight and Light Middleweight.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following former world champion boxers has James Toney beaten?

    • A.

      George Foreman

    • B.

      Mike Tyson

    • C.

      Muhammed Ali

    • D.

      Evander Holyfield

    Correct Answer
    D. Evander Holyfield
    Explanation
    James Toney has beaten Evander Holyfield, who is a former world champion boxer. There is no information provided about Toney defeating any of the other boxers listed (George Foreman, Mike Tyson, or Muhammed Ali), so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    Who did Jean Marc Mormeck beat to claim the WBC Cruiserweight title in 2005?

    • A.

      Dale Brown

    • B.

      Wayne Braithwaite

    • C.

      Virgil Hill

    • D.

      O'Neill Bell

    Correct Answer
    B. Wayne Braithwaite
    Explanation
    Jean Marc Mormeck beat Wayne Braithwaite to claim the WBC Cruiserweight title in 2005.

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  • 27. 

    What boxing medal did Jermain Taylor win at the 2000 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Silver

    • B.

      Gold

    • C.

      No medal

    • D.

      Bronze

    Correct Answer
    D. Bronze
    Explanation
    Jermain Taylor won the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in boxing.

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  • 28. 

    Who did Joel Casamayor beat to gain the WBA Super Featherweight title in 2000?

    • A.

      Acelino Freitas

    • B.

      Almazbek Raiymkulov

    • C.

      Jong-Kwon Baek

    • D.

      Diego Corrales

    Correct Answer
    C. Jong-Kwon Baek
    Explanation
    Joel Casamayor defeated Jong-Kwon Baek to win the WBA Super Featherweight title in 2000.

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  • 29. 

    In which boxing ring did Jorge Linares make his USA debut?

    • A.

      Kissimmee Civic Center

    • B.

      Las Vegas National

    • C.

      Kansas City Arena

    • D.

      Houston Astrodome

    Correct Answer
    A. Kissimmee Civic Center
    Explanation
    Jorge Linares made his USA debut in the Kissimmee Civic Center.

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  • 30. 

    In his first fight abroad, who did Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. defeat?

    • A.

      Gerardo Penaflor

    • B.

      Mike Tyson

    • C.

      Sheldon Mosely

    • D.

      Arturo Ocampo

    Correct Answer
    A. Gerardo Penaflor
    Explanation
    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. defeated Gerardo Penaflor in his first fight abroad.

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