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  • 1. 

    What was the combined age of Evander Holyfield and Brian Nielsen during their 2011 fight?

    • A.

      98

    • B.

      92

    • C.

      94

    • D.

      96

    Correct Answer
    C. 94
    Explanation
    The combined age of Evander Holyfield and Brian Nielsen during their 2011 fight was 94. This can be determined by adding their individual ages together.

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  • 2. 

    Which date was chosen for Floyd Mayweather's 2012 fight with Miguel Cotto?

    • A.

      May 5th

    • B.

      May 15th

    • C.

      May 25th

    • D.

      May 20th

    Correct Answer
    A. May 5th
    Explanation
    May 5th was chosen for Floyd Mayweather's 2012 fight with Miguel Cotto. This date is significant because it is commonly known as Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrated in Mexico and the United States. By scheduling the fight on this date, Mayweather's team likely aimed to attract a larger audience, particularly among Mexican and Mexican-American boxing fans who would be celebrating the holiday. Additionally, Cinco de Mayo is a popular date for major boxing events, so Mayweather's team may have strategically chosen this date to capitalize on the existing hype and tradition surrounding boxing on this day.

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  • 3. 

    Sergio Martinez's first fight of 2012 billed as "Get Your Irish Up" in reference to which opponent?

    • A.

      Don George

    • B.

      Darren Barker

    • C.

      Matthew Macklin

    • D.

      Wayne Elcock

    Correct Answer
    C. Matthew Macklin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Matthew Macklin. The fight between Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin in 2012 was billed as "Get Your Irish Up" because Macklin is of Irish descent. The phrase "Get Your Irish Up" is an idiom that means to become angry or aggressive, and it was used to promote the fight and highlight Macklin's Irish heritage.

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  • 4. 

    What tagline was chosen for the July 2012 match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora?

    • A.

      Licensed to Thrill

    • B.

      Summer Slam

    • C.

      No Back-Downs

    • D.

      Grudge Match

    Correct Answer
    A. Licensed to Thrill
    Explanation
    The tagline "Licensed to Thrill" was chosen for the July 2012 match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. This tagline suggests that the match was expected to be exciting and full of thrilling moments, adding to the anticipation and excitement surrounding the event.

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  • 5. 

    Which Featherweight titlist hailing from Indonesia made his 16th straight title defense in 2012?

    • A.

      Renan Acosta

    • B.

      Chris John

    • C.

      Daud Yordan

    • D.

      Rocky Juarez

    Correct Answer
    B. Chris John
    Explanation
    Chris John is the correct answer because he is the only featherweight titlist from Indonesia who made his 16th straight title defense in 2012. Renan Acosta, Daud Yordan, and Rocky Juarez are not featherweight titlists from Indonesia, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Despite being in his mid-40's, how many matches did Bernard Hopkins fight in between 2009 and 2011?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    Between 2009 and 2011, Bernard Hopkins fought a total of 5 matches despite being in his mid-40's.

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  • 7. 

    Which fighter was forced to retire after 8 rounds against Felix Sturm in 2012?

    • A.

      Martin Murray

    • B.

      Ronald Hearns

    • C.

      Sebastian Zbik

    • D.

      Khoren Gevor

    Correct Answer
    C. Sebastian Zbik
    Explanation
    Sebastian Zbik was forced to retire after 8 rounds against Felix Sturm in 2012.

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  • 8. 

    One of the first major fights of 2012 was Robert Stieglitz's win over which opponent?

    • A.

      Jamie Arthur

    • B.

      Kevin Mitchell

    • C.

      Henry Weber

    • D.

      Rico Ramos

    Correct Answer
    C. Henry Weber
  • 9. 

    Which boxer was chosen to replace Andre Berto for a 2012 fight with Victor Ortiz?

    • A.

      Kermit Cintron

    • B.

      Saul Alvarez

    • C.

      Jessie Vargas

    • D.

      Josesito Lopez

    Correct Answer
    D. Josesito Lopez
    Explanation
    Josesito Lopez was chosen to replace Andre Berto for a 2012 fight with Victor Ortiz.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these fighters was the first to knock down Joe Frazier?

    • A.

      Muhammad Ali

    • B.

      Jimmy Ellis

    • C.

      Oscar Bonavena

    • D.

      George Foreman

    Correct Answer
    C. Oscar Bonavena
    Explanation
    Oscar Bonavena was the first fighter to knock down Joe Frazier.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the first man to beat Tony Ayala, Jr.?

    • A.

      Charles Wellford

    • B.

      Yory Boy Campas

    • C.

      Davey Moore

    • D.

      Roberto Duran

    Correct Answer
    B. Yory Boy Campas
    Explanation
    Yory Boy Campas was the first man to beat Tony Ayala, Jr. This means that Campas defeated Ayala in a boxing match before any other opponent was able to do so.

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  • 12. 

    Which fighter retired in 1938 at the incredible age of 60?

    • A.

      "Fireman" Jim Flynn

    • B.

      Jim Jeffries

    • C.

      Jess Willard

    • D.

      Jack Johnson

    Correct Answer
    D. Jack Johnson
    Explanation
    Jack Johnson is the correct answer because he retired in 1938 at the age of 60. He was a renowned fighter known as the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world. Johnson had a long and successful career in boxing, and his retirement at such an advanced age is impressive and noteworthy.

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  • 13. 

    Where is the International Boxing Hall of Fame located?

    • A.

      Detroit, MI

    • B.

      London, England

    • C.

      Las Vegas, NV

    • D.

      Canastota, NY

    Correct Answer
    D. Canastota, NY
    Explanation
    The International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, NY.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these boxers had a streak of 20 unbeaten title bouts?

    • A.

      Lennox Lewis

    • B.

      Larry Holmes

    • C.

      Pernell Whitaker

    • D.

      Muhammad Ali

    Correct Answer
    B. Larry Holmes
    Explanation
    Larry Holmes had a streak of 20 unbeaten title bouts. This means that he successfully defended his title in 20 consecutive matches without being defeated.

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  • 15. 

    How many times did Joe Gans defend his title?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    A. 14
    Explanation
    Joe Gans defended his title 14 times.

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  • 16. 

    Which fighter was the first black to be recognized as a World Champion in any weight class?

    • A.

      Joe Gans

    • B.

      Tom Molineaux

    • C.

      George Dixon

    • D.

      Jack Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. George Dixon
    Explanation
    George Dixon was the first black fighter to be recognized as a World Champion in any weight class. He achieved this feat in 1890 when he won the Bantamweight title. Dixon's victory was significant as it broke barriers and paved the way for other black fighters to compete at the highest level of professional boxing. His accomplishment marked a milestone in the history of boxing and opened doors for future generations of black fighters to excel in the sport.

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  • 17. 

    Which fighter did Sugar Ray Leonard defeat to win his first World Championship?

    • A.

      Roberto Duran

    • B.

      Thomas Hearns

    • C.

      Ayub Kalule

    • D.

      Wilfred Benitez

    Correct Answer
    D. Wilfred Benitez
    Explanation
    Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Wilfred Benitez to win his first World Championship.

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  • 18. 

    Which heavyweight champion never defended against a reigning light heavyweight champion?

    • A.

      Joe Frazier

    • B.

      Rocky Marciano

    • C.

      Joe Louis

    • D.

      Jersey Joe Walcott

    Correct Answer
    D. Jersey Joe Walcott
    Explanation
    Jersey Joe Walcott is the correct answer because he never defended his heavyweight title against a reigning light heavyweight champion. The other three options, Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano, and Joe Louis, all had at least one title defense against a reigning light heavyweight champion during their careers.

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  • 19. 

    Joe Frazier defeated which fighter to become Heavyweight Champion?

    • A.

      Muhammad Ali

    • B.

      Ken Norton

    • C.

      George Foreman

    • D.

      Jimmy Ellis

    Correct Answer
    D. Jimmy Ellis
    Explanation
    Joe Frazier defeated Jimmy Ellis to become the Heavyweight Champion. Jimmy Ellis was an American professional boxer who held the WBA heavyweight title from 1968 to 1970. Frazier defeated Ellis on February 16, 1970, in a fight that lasted 5 rounds. Frazier's victory over Ellis helped him solidify his position as one of the top heavyweight boxers of his time and eventually led to his legendary fights against Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.

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  • 20. 

    Which boxer was nicknamed "The Cincinnati Cobra"?

    • A.

      Billy Conn

    • B.

      Joe Walcott

    • C.

      Ezzard Charles

    • D.

      Jimmy Ellis

    Correct Answer
    C. Ezzard Charles
    Explanation
    Ezzard Charles was nicknamed "The Cincinnati Cobra" because he was a professional boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio and his fighting style was compared to that of a cobra. Like a cobra strikes quickly and with precision, Charles was known for his fast and accurate punches, making him a formidable opponent in the ring. His agility, speed, and defensive skills earned him the nickname, solidifying his reputation as a skilled and dangerous boxer.

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  • 21. 

    Which fighter was known as "The Brockton Blockbuster"?

    • A.

      Jack Sharkey

    • B.

      Jack Dempsey

    • C.

      Rocky Marciano

    • D.

      Joe Frazier

    Correct Answer
    C. Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Rocky Marciano was known as "The Brockton Blockbuster" because he was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. He was a heavyweight boxer who had an impressive career, remaining undefeated throughout his professional boxing career with a record of 49 wins, including 43 knockouts. Marciano earned the nickname "The Brockton Blockbuster" due to his powerful punches and aggressive fighting style, which made him a formidable opponent in the ring.

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  • 22. 

    Which fighter was nicknamed "The Easton Assassin"?

    • A.

      Jimmy Braddock

    • B.

      Carmen Basilio

    • C.

      Larry Holmes

    • D.

      Gene Tunney

    Correct Answer
    C. Larry Holmes
    Explanation
    Larry Holmes was nicknamed "The Easton Assassin" because he was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. Holmes is a former professional boxer who held the title of the Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1978 to 1985. He had a successful career, with a record of 69 wins and only 6 losses. Holmes earned his nickname due to his fierce fighting style and powerful punches, which made him a formidable opponent in the ring.

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  • 23. 

    Which fighter's left hook was known as "Henry's Hammer"?

    • A.

      Henry Cooper

    • B.

      Hank Griffin

    • C.

      Henry Pearce

    • D.

      Henry Armstrong

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry Cooper
    Explanation
    Henry Cooper's left hook was known as "Henry's Hammer" because he was a British boxer who was renowned for his powerful left hook. Cooper had a devastating left hook that he used to great effect throughout his career, earning him the nickname "Henry's Hammer." This punch was one of his signature moves and helped him achieve numerous victories in the boxing ring.

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  • 24. 

    Which fighter was nicknamed "Hurricane Hank"?

    • A.

      Henry Armstrong

    • B.

      Henry Pearce

    • C.

      Henry Cooper

    • D.

      Hank Griffin

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry Armstrong
    Explanation
    Henry Armstrong was nicknamed "Hurricane Hank" because of his aggressive and relentless fighting style in the boxing ring. He was a highly skilled and dominant boxer who held three world titles simultaneously in different weight classes, a feat that has never been accomplished before or since. Armstrong's relentless punching and non-stop pressure on his opponents made him a force to be reckoned with, earning him the nickname "Hurricane Hank" for his ability to overwhelm and overpower his opponents.

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  • 25. 

    When did Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston?

    • A.

      23791

    • B.

      22730

    • C.

      23432

    • D.

      23095

    Correct Answer
    C. 23432
  • 26. 

    What medical problem did James Toney have when he fought Rydell Booker in 2003?

    • A.

      Sprained Ankle

    • B.

      Torn Triceps & Biceps

    • C.

      Broken Nose

    • D.

      Bronchial Pneumonia

    Correct Answer
    B. Torn Triceps & Biceps
    Explanation
    James Toney had a torn triceps and biceps when he fought Rydell Booker in 2003. This injury would have significantly affected his performance in the fight, as it would have limited his ability to use his arms effectively for punching and defending. A torn triceps and biceps can cause severe pain, weakness, and limited range of motion, making it difficult for a boxer to perform at their best.

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  • 27. 

    Who did Joel Casamayor beat for the 1992 Olympic gold medal in Featherweight boxing?

    • A.

      Mohammed Achik

    • B.

      Roberto Jalnaiz

    • C.

      Wayne McCullough

    • D.

      Riadh Klaai

    Correct Answer
    C. Wayne McCullough
    Explanation
    Joel Casamayor beat Wayne McCullough for the 1992 Olympic gold medal in Featherweight boxing.

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  • 28. 

    At the end of 2006, in which weight division did Jorge Linares box?

    • A.

      Featherweight

    • B.

      Light Heavyweight

    • C.

      Bantamweight

    • D.

      Welterweight

    Correct Answer
    A. Featherweight
    Explanation
    Jorge Linares boxed in the Featherweight weight division at the end of 2006.

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  • 29. 

    Urbano Antillion has fought one bout outside the US, in what country?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    Urbano Antillion has fought one bout outside the US, specifically in Japan.

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  • 30. 

    From the beginning through Feb. 1, 2007, who's managed Jorge Solis for all his fights?

    • A.

      Jesus Rivero Gamboa

    • B.

      His father

    • C.

      Don King

    • D.

      Evander Holyfield

    Correct Answer
    A. Jesus Rivero Gamboa
    Explanation
    Jorge Solis has been managed by Jesus Rivero Gamboa for all his fights from the beginning through Feb. 1, 2007.

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