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There have been many famous boxers in the past and one that stands out most is Mohammad Ali and Sugar Ray. Muhammad lost only one fight by knockout throughout his career. Just how much do you know about boxing? Test your boxing knowledge with this awesome quiz and have some fun.


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  • 1. 

    Who was the great middleweight boxer nicknamed "Marvelous"?

    • A.

      Milt Hinton

    • B.

      Marvin Hagler

    • C.

      Leon Spinks

    • D.

      Sugar Ray Leonard

    Correct Answer
    B. Marvin Hagler
    Explanation
    Marvin Hagler was a great middleweight boxer who was nicknamed "Marvelous". He gained fame and recognition for his exceptional skills and achievements in the boxing world. Throughout his career, Hagler displayed remarkable strength, technique, and determination, earning him the nickname "Marvelous". He is widely regarded as one of the greatest middleweight boxers of all time and his legacy continues to inspire aspiring boxers today.

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  • 2. 

    What heavyweight fighter followed Joe Louis as champ?

    • A.

      Jack Dempsey

    • B.

      Ezzard Charles

    • C.

      Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson

    • D.

      Joe Walcott

    Correct Answer
    B. Ezzard Charles
    Explanation
    Ezzard Charles is the correct answer because he succeeded Joe Louis as the heavyweight champion. After Louis retired in 1949, Charles defeated Jersey Joe Walcott to claim the vacant title. Charles held the title until 1951 when he lost it to Jersey Joe Walcott in a rematch. Charles is known for his technical skills and versatility in the ring, making him a worthy successor to the legendary Joe Louis.

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  • 3. 

    What happened In the Louis/Schmeling rematch?

    • A.

      Joe Won In The 8th

    • B.

      Louis Annihilated The German

    • C.

      Louis Lost

    • D.

      There Wasn't A Rematch

    Correct Answer
    B. Louis Annihilated The German
    Explanation
    In the Louis/Schmeling rematch, Louis annihilated the German. This means that Louis completely defeated and overwhelmed Schmeling. The word "annihilated" suggests a complete and decisive victory for Louis over Schmeling in their rematch.

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  • 4. 

    When Joe Louis came back from retirement against Rocky Marciano who won?

    • A.

      Joe Whipped Him

    • B.

      They Never Fought

    • C.

      They Fought To A Draw

    • D.

      Rocky Marciano

    Correct Answer
    D. Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano won the match against Joe Louis when he came out of retirement.

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  • 5. 

    Which boxer was known as "Will O' the Wisp"?

    • A.

      Willie Pep

    • B.

      Wilfredo Benitez

    • C.

      William Bennett

    • D.

      William Westover

    Correct Answer
    A. Willie Pep
    Explanation
    Willie Pep was known as "Will O' the Wisp" because of his elusive and quick footwork in the boxing ring. He was known for his ability to effortlessly dodge and avoid punches, making him a difficult target for his opponents. This nickname perfectly captured his evasive style of boxing and became synonymous with his skill and agility in the sport.

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  • 6. 

    Part folk hero, part real man, who is thought of as America's first sports hero?

    • A.

      John L. Sullivan

    • B.

      Jim Thorpe

    • C.

      Jim Brown

    • D.

      Jimmy Johnson

    Correct Answer
    A. John L. Sullivan
    Explanation
    John L. Sullivan is considered America's first sports hero because he was a renowned boxer in the late 19th century. He became the last bare-knuckle heavyweight champion and was known for his exceptional strength and fighting skills. Sullivan's popularity transcended the sport of boxing, making him a cultural icon and a symbol of American masculinity. His achievements and larger-than-life persona contributed to his status as a folk hero and a pioneer in American sports.

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  • 7. 

    Which boxing fighter only lost once in his first 123 bouts?

    • A.

      Sugar Ray Robinson

    • B.

      Marvin Hagler

    • C.

      Jack Dempsey

    • D.

      Julio Cesar Chavez

    Correct Answer
    A. Sugar Ray Robinson
    Explanation
    Sugar Ray Robinson only lost once in his first 123 bouts. This indicates that he had an impressive winning record and was a dominant force in the boxing world during that time. His skill and ability to consistently win matches set him apart from other fighters like Marvin Hagler, Jack Dempsey, and Julio Cesar Chavez, who may have had more losses early in their careers.

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  • 8. 

    Who did Ali beat in the "Rumble in the Jungle"?

    • A.

      Ken Norton

    • B.

      Joe Frazier

    • C.

      George Foreman

    • D.

      Larry Holmes

    Correct Answer
    C. George Foreman
    Explanation
    Ali beat George Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle". This historic boxing match took place on October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). Foreman was the reigning heavyweight champion and was considered unbeatable at the time. However, Ali employed his famous "rope-a-dope" strategy, allowing Foreman to tire himself out by throwing punches while Ali leaned against the ropes. In the eighth round, Ali capitalized on Foreman's exhaustion and delivered a series of powerful punches, eventually knocking him out and reclaiming the heavyweight title.

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  • 9. 

    When did Jack Johnson became champion?

    • A.

      1898

    • B.

      1921

    • C.

      1913

    • D.

      1908

    Correct Answer
    D. 1908
    Explanation
    Jack Johnson became champion in 1908. This is the correct answer because it directly corresponds to the question asking for the year in which Johnson became champion.

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  • 10. 

    How old was Cassius Clay when he first fought Sonny Liston in Miami Beach?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      19

    Correct Answer
    A. 22
    Explanation
    Cassius Clay was 22 years old when he first fought Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

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  • 11. 

    Who did Larry Holmes twice lose to in decisions?

    • A.

      Riddick Bowe

    • B.

      Mike Tyson

    • C.

      Evander Holyfield

    • D.

      Michael Spinks

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Spinks
    Explanation
    Larry Holmes twice lost to Michael Spinks in decisions.

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  • 12. 

    Which boxer's real name is Arnold Cream?

    • A.

      Joe Walcott

    • B.

      Ken Norton

    • C.

      Jerry Quarry

    • D.

      Joe Louis

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Walcott
    Explanation
    Joe Walcott's real name is Arnold Cream.

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  • 13. 

    In the famous "No Mas" fight who was Roberto Duran up against?

    • A.

      Sugar Ray Leonard

    • B.

      Aaron Pryor

    • C.

      Marvin Hagler

    • D.

      Thomas Hearns

    Correct Answer
    A. Sugar Ray Leonard
    Explanation
    In the "No Mas" fight, Roberto Duran was up against Sugar Ray Leonard. This fight took place on November 25, 1980, and is one of the most famous boxing matches in history. Duran famously quit the fight in the 8th round by saying "No Mas" (meaning "no more" in Spanish), leading to his defeat. Sugar Ray Leonard was able to outbox Duran and secure the victory in their rematch.

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  • 14. 

    What was the title character's name in "Requiem for a Heavyweight"?

    • A.

      "Mad" Mountain Dean

    • B.

      "Mad Dog" Kelly

    • C.

      Mitch Lacey

    • D.

      Mountain Rivera

    Correct Answer
    D. Mountain Rivera
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mountain Rivera. In the film "Requiem for a Heavyweight," the title character's name is Mountain Rivera. This character is a washed-up boxer who is struggling to find his place in the world after his boxing career comes to an end. The film explores his journey and the challenges he faces as he tries to navigate life outside of the ring.

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  • 15. 

    What famous boxer got in a bad car accident?

    • A.

      Rocky Marciano

    • B.

      Ken Norton

    • C.

      Mike Tyson

    • D.

      Joe Frazier

    Correct Answer
    B. Ken Norton
    Explanation
    Ken Norton is the correct answer because he was a famous boxer who got into a bad car accident. He was involved in a serious car crash in 1986, which left him with a broken jaw and other injuries. Norton was known for his fights against other boxing legends like Muhammad Ali, and his car accident was a significant event in his life and career.

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  • 16. 

    Who was one of Canada's best known or most famous heavyweight boxer?

    • A.

      George Chuvalo

    • B.

      Ken Norton

    • C.

      Jack Dempsey

    • D.

      Muhammad Ali

    Correct Answer
    A. George Chuvalo
    Explanation
    George Chuvalo was one of Canada's best-known heavyweight boxers. He gained fame for his remarkable durability and ability to absorb punches. Chuvalo had an impressive career, facing some of the greatest boxers of his time, including Muhammad Ali. Despite never winning a world title, Chuvalo's toughness and resilience made him a beloved figure in the boxing world and earned him a place among Canada's most famous boxers.

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  • 17. 

    What fighter had more professional fight knockouts than anyone in history?

    • A.

      George Foreman

    • B.

      Sugar Ray Robinson

    • C.

      Archie Moore

    • D.

      Rocky Marciano

    Correct Answer
    C. Archie Moore
    Explanation
    Archie Moore is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most professional fight knockouts in history. Throughout his career, Moore had a total of 131 knockouts, which is the highest number achieved by any fighter. This accomplishment solidifies his status as one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following boxers never faced Sugar Ray Leonard?

    • A.

      "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler

    • B.

      Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

    • C.

      Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor

    • D.

      Terry Norris

    Correct Answer
    C. Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor
    Explanation
    Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor never faced Sugar Ray Leonard. This means that Pryor and Leonard never had a boxing match against each other. The other three boxers mentioned, "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, Floyd Mayweather, Sr., and Terry Norris, may have faced Sugar Ray Leonard at some point in their careers, but Pryor did not.

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  • 19. 

    Which heavyweight champion starred in the film "Mandingo"?

    • A.

      Joe Frazier

    • B.

      George Foreman

    • C.

      Larry Holmes

    • D.

      Ken Norton

    Correct Answer
    D. Ken Norton
    Explanation
    Ken Norton is the correct answer because he starred in the film "Mandingo." "Mandingo" is a 1975 American historical drama film in which Norton played the role of Mede, a slave who becomes a successful boxer. Norton, who was a former heavyweight champion himself, had a brief acting career and "Mandingo" was one of his notable film appearances.

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  • 20. 

    In what year was Cassius Clay born?

    • A.

      1944

    • B.

      1941

    • C.

      1954

    • D.

      1942

    Correct Answer
    D. 1942
    Explanation
    Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, was born in 1942. This information is not explicitly stated in the question, but it is the correct answer based on historical knowledge.

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  • 21. 

    Out of the two fights Ezzard Charles and Rocky Marciano had, what was the end result?

    • A.

      Charles Won Both Times

    • B.

      Rocky Won Both Times

    • C.

      They Split

    • D.

      They Never Fought

    Correct Answer
    B. Rocky Won Both Times
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano won both fights against Ezzard Charles. This means that in both encounters, Rocky emerged as the victor.

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  • 22. 

    Which heavyweight boxing champion retired undefeated?

    • A.

      Jersey Joe Walcott

    • B.

      George Foreman

    • C.

      Rocky Marciano

    • D.

      Sugar Ray Robinson

    Correct Answer
    C. Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano is the correct answer because he is the only heavyweight boxing champion who retired with an undefeated record. Marciano had a professional career from 1947 to 1955, during which he won all 49 of his fights, including 43 knockouts. His unbeaten record and impressive knockout rate solidify his status as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

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  • 23. 

    Who was boxer Gerald McClellan's opponent during his collapse on February 25, 1995?

    • A.

      Nigel Benn

    • B.

      Thulane Sugar Boy Malinga

    • C.

      Roy Jones Jr.

    • D.

      Vinnie Pazienza

    Correct Answer
    A. Nigel Benn
    Explanation
    Gerald McClellan's opponent during his collapse on February 25, 1995, was Nigel Benn.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the first light heavyweight boxing champion to win the heavyweight crown?

    • A.

      Michael Spinks

    • B.

      Archie Moore

    • C.

      Evander Holyfield

    • D.

      Bob Foster

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Spinks
    Explanation
    Michael Spinks was the first light heavyweight boxing champion to win the heavyweight crown. He achieved this feat by defeating Larry Holmes in 1985. Spinks' victory made him the first boxer to move up in weight and become the heavyweight champion after holding the light heavyweight title. This accomplishment solidified his place in boxing history and established him as a trailblazer in the sport.

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  • 25. 

    Name the boxer that had the shortest reach of these fighters?

    • A.

      Joe Frazier

    • B.

      Rocky Marciano

    • C.

      Joe Louis

    • D.

      Floyd Patterson

    Correct Answer
    B. Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano had the shortest reach among these fighters. Reach refers to the distance from the tip of a boxer's outstretched arm to the nearest point of their opponent. While the explanation does not provide specific measurements for each boxer's reach, it states that Rocky Marciano had the shortest reach.

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  • 26. 

    What singer had a song about a heavyweight boxer, and what was the boxer's name?

    • A.

      Billy Joel, Marciano

    • B.

      Billy Idol, Ali

    • C.

      Nirvana, Ali

    • D.

      Eric Clapton, Patterson

    Correct Answer
    A. Billy Joel, Marciano
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Billy Joel, Marciano. Billy Joel had a song called "We Didn't Start the Fire" which mentions the name "Rocky Marciano," who was a famous heavyweight boxer.

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  • 27. 

    Which fighter was the movie "Somebody Up There Likes Me" about?

    • A.

      Jake LaMotta

    • B.

      Mike Tyson

    • C.

      Rocky Graziano

    • D.

      Tony Zale

    Correct Answer
    C. Rocky Graziano
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rocky Graziano. "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is a movie based on the life of Rocky Graziano, a former professional boxer. The film depicts Graziano's rise from a troubled youth to becoming a successful middleweight boxer. Jake LaMotta, Mike Tyson, and Tony Zale are also famous boxers, but the movie is specifically about Rocky Graziano.

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  • 28. 

    What is Rocky Marciano's hometown?

    • A.

      Brighton

    • B.

      Brockton

    • C.

      Brooklyn

    • D.

      Boston

    Correct Answer
    B. Brockton
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano's hometown is Brockton. This is the correct answer because Brockton, Massachusetts is widely recognized as the birthplace and hometown of the legendary boxer Rocky Marciano. Marciano was born and raised in Brockton, where he began his boxing career and later became the heavyweight champion of the world. His ties to Brockton are well-documented, making it the clear choice for his hometown.

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  • 29. 

    What fighter played semi-pro baseball?

    • A.

      Ken Norton

    • B.

      Joe Brown

    • C.

      Kenny Lane

    • D.

      Rocky Marciano

    Correct Answer
    D. Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano played semi-pro baseball. This means that he was a professional boxer but also played baseball at a lower level.

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  • 30. 

    Of the following heavyweight champions, who did not "borrow" a former boxer's name?

    • A.

      Jack Dempsey

    • B.

      Joe Walcott

    • C.

      Jack Sharkey

    • D.

      Max Baer

    Correct Answer
    D. Max Baer
    Explanation
    Max Baer is the correct answer because he did not "borrow" a former boxer's name. Jack Dempsey borrowed his name from the famous Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey, Joe Walcott borrowed his name from Barbados Joe Walcott, and Jack Sharkey borrowed his name from Sailor Tom Sharkey. However, Max Baer did not borrow his name from any previous boxer.

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