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Most of the boxers currently get a lot of income per game and one of the richest and controversial is Floyd Mayweather. How much do you know about boxing? Take this short and crisp quiz on boxing and see if you know all there is to the sport. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011 despite having never fought a professional fight?

    • A.

      Sylvester Stallone

    • B.

      Joe Cortez

    • C.

      Bert Sugar

    • D.

      Jack Root

    Correct Answer
    A. Sylvester Stallone
    Explanation
    Sylvester Stallone was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011 because of his iconic portrayal of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film series. Despite never actually fighting professionally, Stallone's performance and contribution to the sport of boxing through his films were highly influential and widely recognized. His portrayal of Rocky Balboa resonated with audiences and helped popularize boxing, earning him a place in the Boxing Hall of Fame.

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  • 2. 

    In 2012, Manny Pacquiao suffered a controversial decision loss to which opponent?

    • A.

      Antonio Margarito

    • B.

      Timothy Bradley

    • C.

      Shane Mosley

    • D.

      Juan Manuel Marquez

    Correct Answer
    B. Timothy Bradley
    Explanation
    In 2012, Manny Pacquiao suffered a controversial decision loss to Timothy Bradley. This decision was highly debated and controversial because many believed that Pacquiao had clearly won the fight. Despite Pacquiao's dominant performance, the judges awarded the victory to Bradley, causing much controversy and criticism in the boxing world.

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  • 3. 

    Which Super Middleweight stripped Lucian Bute of his IBF title in a 2012 fight?

    • A.

      Glen Johnson

    • B.

      Carl Froch

    • C.

      Sergio Martinez

    • D.

      Andre Ward

    Correct Answer
    B. Carl Froch
    Explanation
    Carl Froch stripped Lucian Bute of his IBF title in a 2012 fight.

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  • 4. 

    Which Featherweight titlist successfully defended his belt in a 2012 fight with Elio Rojas?

    • A.

      Jhonny Gonzalez

    • B.

      Vitali Tajbert

    • C.

      Oscar Larios

    • D.

      Takahiro Aoh

    Correct Answer
    A. Jhonny Gonzalez
    Explanation
    Jhonny Gonzalez successfully defended his Featherweight title in a 2012 fight with Elio Rojas.

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  • 5. 

    Which well-respected boxing writer died in March of 2012?

    • A.

      Ring Lardner

    • B.

      Bob Glover

    • C.

      Leo Fischer

    • D.

      Bert Sugar

    Correct Answer
    D. Bert Sugar
    Explanation
    Bert Sugar was a well-respected boxing writer who passed away in March of 2012. He was known for his extensive knowledge and passion for the sport, and his contributions to boxing journalism were highly regarded. His death was a significant loss to the boxing community, and he is remembered for his insightful analysis and love for the sport.

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  • 6. 

    Which undefeated Middleweight champion officially retired from boxing in 2009?

    • A.

      Sakio Bika

    • B.

      Jeff Lacy

    • C.

      Joe Calzaghe

    • D.

      Byron Mitchell

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Calzaghe
    Explanation
    Joe Calzaghe officially retired from boxing in 2009. He was an undefeated Middleweight champion, having held the WBO title for over a decade. Calzaghe had a remarkable career with a professional record of 46 wins and no losses. His retirement marked the end of an era for the sport, as he was widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of his time. Calzaghe's decision to retire undefeated solidified his legacy and cemented his place in boxing history.

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  • 7. 

    Which boxer was officially reinstated by the WBA as Light Welterweight Champion in July of 2012?

    • A.

      Sergio Martinez

    • B.

      Timothy Bradley

    • C.

      Amir Khan

    • D.

      Jorge Arce

    Correct Answer
    C. Amir Khan
    Explanation
    Amir Khan was officially reinstated by the WBA as the Light Welterweight Champion in July of 2012.

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  • 8. 

    Which WBO Bantamweight Champion triumphed over Lorenzo Parra in his first fight of 2012?

    • A.

      Koki Kameda

    • B.

      Leo Santa Cruz

    • C.

      Anselmo Moreno

    • D.

      Jorge Arce

    Correct Answer
    D. Jorge Arce
    Explanation
    Jorge Arce triumphed over Lorenzo Parra in his first fight of 2012.

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  • 9. 

    Wladimir Klitschko won his first fight of 2012 over which opponent in Dusseldorf, Germany?

    • A.

      Chris Arreola

    • B.

      Jean-Marc Mormeck

    • C.

      David Haye

    • D.

      Tony Thompson

    Correct Answer
    B. Jean-Marc Mormeck
    Explanation
    Wladimir Klitschko won his first fight of 2012 over Jean-Marc Mormeck in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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  • 10. 

    Which long-time trainer of Manny Pacquiao was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012?

    • A.

      Cus D'Amato

    • B.

      Angelo Dundee

    • C.

      Teddy Atlas

    • D.

      Freddie Roach

    Correct Answer
    D. Freddie Roach
    Explanation
    Freddie Roach was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012 because of his long-time training of Manny Pacquiao. Roach has been Pacquiao's trainer for many years and has played a crucial role in his success as a boxer. Roach's expertise and guidance have helped Pacquiao achieve numerous victories and become one of the greatest boxers of all time. This recognition in the Boxing Hall of Fame is a testament to Roach's contributions to the sport and his impact on Pacquiao's career.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the last bare-knuckled heavyweight boxing champion?

    • A.

      Jack Dempsey

    • B.

      John L. Sullivan

    • C.

      Joe Louis

    • D.

      Cassius Clay

    Correct Answer
    B. John L. Sullivan
    Explanation
    John L. Sullivan was the last bare-knuckled heavyweight boxing champion because he held the title from 1882 to 1892, when boxing rules changed and gloves became mandatory. Sullivan was known for his aggressive style and powerful punches, and he successfully defended his title against several challengers during his reign. His victory over Jake Kilrain in 1889 was the last bare-knuckle heavyweight championship fight in boxing history, marking the end of an era.

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  • 12. 

    Al Jolson was one of which legendary fighter's management team?

    • A.

      Henry Armstrong

    • B.

      Joe Louis

    • C.

      Barney Ross

    • D.

      Jack Benny

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry Armstrong
    Explanation
    Al Jolson was a famous singer and actor, not a fighter. Therefore, he could not have been part of any fighter's management team. The question is likely incomplete or incorrect, as it does not provide any relevant information or context to determine the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    What boxer did Kenny Lane say was his favorite boxer?

    • A.

      Jake LaMotta

    • B.

      Rocky Marciano

    • C.

      Himself

    • D.

      Willy Pep

    Correct Answer
    B. Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Kenny Lane's favorite boxer was Rocky Marciano.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the Olympic Heavyweight Boxing champ in 1964?

    • A.

      Ken Norton

    • B.

      Joe Frazier

    • C.

      Ernie Shavers

    • D.

      George Foreman

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Frazier
    Explanation
    Joe Frazier was the Olympic Heavyweight Boxing champ in 1964. He won the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, representing the United States. Frazier's victory in the Olympics marked the beginning of his successful boxing career, which included becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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  • 15. 

    How many title defenses did Joe Louis win?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      52

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 25
    Explanation
    Joe Louis won a total of 25 title defenses. This means that he successfully defended his title 25 times against different opponents. This is a significant achievement in the world of boxing and showcases Louis' skill and dominance in the sport.

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  • 16. 

    How many KO's did Ali have in his career?

    • A.

      29

    • B.

      41

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      37

    Correct Answer
    D. 37
    Explanation
    Ali had 37 knockouts in his career.

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  • 17. 

    What round did Jack Johnson fall prey to in his fight with Jess Willard?

    • A.

      27th

    • B.

      26th

    • C.

      24th

    • D.

      15th

    Correct Answer
    B. 26th
    Explanation
    In his fight with Jess Willard, Jack Johnson fell prey to the 26th round.

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  • 18. 

    Which fighter's claim to fame was knocking out Jack Dempsey?

    • A.

      Tommy Burns

    • B.

      Gene Tunney

    • C.

      Jack Johnson

    • D.

      Jim Flynn

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Flynn
    Explanation
    Jim Flynn's claim to fame was knocking out Jack Dempsey.

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  • 19. 

    His ring name was "Ringo", who is this boxer?

    • A.

      George Foreman

    • B.

      Oscar Bonavena

    • C.

      Vito Antefermo

    • D.

      Ken Norton

    Correct Answer
    B. Oscar Bonavena
    Explanation
    The question states that the boxer's ring name was "Ringo". Among the given options, Oscar Bonavena is the only boxer whose ring name matches the given information. Therefore, Oscar Bonavena is the boxer referred to in the question.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the first to win the heavyweight title in boxing four different times?

    • A.

      Muhammad Ali

    • B.

      Evander Holyfield

    • C.

      George Foreman

    • D.

      Mike Tyson

    Correct Answer
    B. Evander Holyfield
    Explanation
    Evander Holyfield was the first to win the heavyweight title in boxing four different times. This means that he achieved the feat of becoming the champion in the heavyweight division on four separate occasions. Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Mike Tyson are all legendary heavyweight boxers, but they did not win the title four times.

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  • 21. 

    Which fighter's nickname was the "Hawk"?

    • A.

      Thomas Tate

    • B.

      Maurice Hope

    • C.

      Julian Jackson

    • D.

      Gerald McCellan

    Correct Answer
    C. Julian Jackson
    Explanation
    Julian Jackson's nickname was "The Hawk" because of his aggressive and relentless fighting style in the ring. He was known for his powerful punches and knockout ability, often striking his opponents with precision and force. This nickname perfectly captured his predatory nature and his ability to swoop in and finish fights with devastating blows.

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  • 22. 

    Which fighter was known as "The Ragamuffin Man"?

    • A.

      Maurice Blocker

    • B.

      Lloyd Honeyghan

    • C.

      Mark Breland

    • D.

      Marlon Starling

    Correct Answer
    B. Lloyd Honeyghan
    Explanation
    Lloyd Honeyghan was known as "The Ragamuffin Man."

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  • 23. 

    Which fighter was known as "The Body Snatcher"?

    • A.

      John Conteh

    • B.

      Mike McCallum

    • C.

      Maurice Blocker

    • D.

      Milton McCrory

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike McCallum
    Explanation
    Mike McCallum was known as "The Body Snatcher" because of his ability to systematically attack his opponents' body with powerful punches. This nickname reflects his skill in targeting his opponents' midsection, wearing them down and eventually breaking them down with his relentless body shots. This strategy allowed McCallum to dominate his opponents and earn a reputation as a highly skilled and formidable fighter.

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  • 24. 

    What was Archie Moore's real name?

    • A.

      Archie Moore

    • B.

      Archibald Lee Moore

    • C.

      Arnold Moore

    • D.

      Archibald Lee Wright

    Correct Answer
    D. Archibald Lee Wright
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Archibald Lee Wright. This is Archie Moore's real name.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the first man to beat Julio Cesar Chavez?

    • A.

      Willy Wise

    • B.

      Frankie Randall

    • C.

      Meldrick Taylor

    • D.

      Oscar De La Hoya

    Correct Answer
    B. Frankie Randall
    Explanation
    Frankie Randall was the first man to beat Julio Cesar Chavez. In their first fight on January 29, 1994, Randall won a split decision victory over Chavez, ending his unbeaten streak of 90 wins. Randall outboxed Chavez throughout the fight, using his superior speed and movement to keep Chavez at bay. This victory marked a significant moment in boxing history and established Randall as a formidable opponent.

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  • 26. 

    In what round did Rocky Marciano defeat "Jersey" Joe Walcott to win the World Heavyweight Championship?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    D. 13
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano defeated "Jersey" Joe Walcott to win the World Heavyweight Championship in the 13th round.

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  • 27. 

    Who was Cassius Clay's first pro opponent?

    • A.

      Rudi Lubbers

    • B.

      Lamar Clark

    • C.

      Herb Siler

    • D.

      Tunney Hunsaker

    Correct Answer
    D. Tunney Hunsaker
    Explanation
    Tunney Hunsaker was Cassius Clay's first pro opponent.

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  • 28. 

    Which boxer went the 10 round distance with Rocky Marciano twice?

    • A.

      Don Mogard

    • B.

      Rex Applegate

    • C.

      Roland Lastarza

    • D.

      Ted Lowry

    Correct Answer
    D. Ted Lowry
    Explanation
    Ted Lowry is the correct answer because he is the only boxer listed who went the 10 round distance with Rocky Marciano twice. The other boxers listed either did not go the full 10 rounds with Marciano or did not have multiple fights with him.

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  • 29. 

    Who was the only man to defeat Gene Tunney?

    • A.

      Tom Gibbons

    • B.

      Jack Dempsey

    • C.

      Harry Greb

    • D.

      Harry Wills

    Correct Answer
    C. Harry Greb
    Explanation
    Harry Greb was the only man to defeat Gene Tunney. The other options, Tom Gibbons, Jack Dempsey, and Harry Wills, did not defeat Tunney. Therefore, the correct answer is Harry Greb.

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  • 30. 

    Which fighter defeated Johnny Tapia twice by decision?

    • A.

      Paulie Ayala

    • B.

      Julio Alvarez

    • C.

      Danny Romero

    • D.

      Marco Antonio Barrea

    Correct Answer
    A. Paulie Ayala
    Explanation
    Paulie Ayala is the correct answer because he defeated Johnny Tapia twice by decision. This means that in two separate fights, Ayala was declared the winner by the judges' decision after the scheduled number of rounds. The other options, Julio Alvarez, Danny Romero, and Marco Antonio Barrea, did not defeat Tapia twice by decision, making them incorrect answers.

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