Are You A True Boxing Fan?

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Are You A True Boxing Fan? - Quiz

Do you love boxing? Are you a true boxing fan? If yes, then here is an interesting quiz for you. Boxing is one of the best sports to watch. Be it Mayweather's uppercut or Tyson's relentless punches. It can be gruesome and entertaining at the same time. The following quiz is for superfans of boxing. Take the quiz and try to answer these questions correctly. Your score will tell how big of a fan you are!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which boxer won Olympic gold in the middleweight division, then went on to capture the heavyweight title twice?

    • A.

      Floyd Patterson

    • B.

      Marvis Frazier

    • C.

      Cassius Clay

    • D.

      Jack Dempsey

    Correct Answer
    A. Floyd Patterson
    Explanation
    Floyd Patterson is the correct answer because he won Olympic gold in the middleweight division and later became the heavyweight champion twice. This demonstrates his skill and versatility as a boxer, as he was able to excel in different weight classes.

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  • 2. 

    Who was also known as "The Boston Strong Boy"?

    • A.

      Jess Willard

    • B.

      Jack Johnson

    • C.

      John L. Sullivan

    • D.

      Bob Fitzsimmons

    Correct Answer
    C. John L. Sullivan
    Explanation
    John L. Sullivan was also known as "The Boston Strong Boy" because he was a famous American boxer who hailed from Boston. He earned this nickname due to his incredible strength and toughness in the ring. Sullivan was the last bare-knuckle heavyweight champion and played a significant role in popularizing boxing as a sport in the late 19th century. He had a dominant career and became a legendary figure in boxing history, hence earning the nickname "The Boston Strong Boy."

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  • 3. 

    What fighter had the unflattering nickname of "Two Ton"?

    • A.

      Tommy Gomez

    • B.

      Luis Firpo

    • C.

      Max Baer

    • D.

      Tony Galento

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Galento
    Explanation
    Tony Galento had the unflattering nickname of "Two Ton" because he was known for his large size and heavyweight build. The nickname was a reference to his weight, implying that he weighed around 2000 pounds or "two tons." This nickname was often used to mock Galento and highlight his size in a derogatory manner.

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  • 4. 

    What was Muhammad Ali's career record as a pro?

    • A.

      57-1

    • B.

      95-14

    • C.

      25-6

    • D.

      56-5

    Correct Answer
    D. 56-5
    Explanation
    Muhammad Ali's career record as a pro was 56-5. This means that he won 56 fights and lost 5 fights throughout his professional boxing career.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these boxers held three championship belts simultaneously?

    • A.

      Henry Armstrong

    • B.

      Willie Pep

    • C.

      Meldrick Taylor

    • D.

      Sugar Ray Leonard

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry Armstrong
    Explanation
    Henry Armstrong is the correct answer because he is the only boxer in the given options who held three championship belts simultaneously. This achievement is highly significant in the boxing world and showcases Armstrong's exceptional skill and dominance in multiple weight divisions. His feat of holding titles in three different weight classes simultaneously is a testament to his versatility and talent as a boxer.

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  • 6. 

    Which fighter became Welterweight Champion at the age of 17?

    • A.

      Gene Fullmer

    • B.

      Julio Cesar Chavez

    • C.

      Benny Leonard

    • D.

      Wilfred Benitez

    Correct Answer
    D. Wilfred Benitez
    Explanation
    Wilfred Benitez became the Welterweight Champion at the age of 17. This accomplishment at such a young age is remarkable and demonstrates his exceptional talent and skill in the sport of boxing. It is rare for a fighter to achieve such a high level of success and become a champion at such a young age, making Benitez's achievement even more impressive.

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  • 7. 

    In 1995, who defeated George Foreman to win the world heavyweight boxing title?

    • A.

      Tommy Morrison

    • B.

      No One

    • C.

      Evander Holyfield

    • D.

      Mike Tyson

    Correct Answer
    B. No One
    Explanation
    In 1995, no one defeated George Foreman to win the world heavyweight boxing title. This means that George Foreman either retained the title or there was no official match or contender to challenge him for the title during that year.

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  • 8. 

    Who was nicknamed the "Man of Steel"?

    • A.

      Tony Zale

    • B.

      Rocky Graziano

    • C.

      Carmen Basilio

    • D.

      Gene Fullmer

    Correct Answer
    A. Tony Zale
    Explanation
    Tony Zale was nicknamed the "Man of Steel" because of his remarkable toughness and durability in the boxing ring. He was known for his iron chin and ability to withstand powerful punches from his opponents. Zale had a successful career in the middleweight division, winning the world title multiple times and defending it against tough opponents. His resilience and determination earned him the nickname "Man of Steel," highlighting his ability to withstand punishment and continue fighting.

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  • 9. 

    Which boxer was from Brockton, Massachusetts?

    • A.

      Sugar Ray Seales

    • B.

      Marvin Hagler

    • C.

      Bennie Briscoe

    • D.

      Rubin Carter

    Correct Answer
    B. Marvin Hagler
    Explanation
    Marvin Hagler was from Brockton, Massachusetts.

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  • 10. 

    Who were the only 3 fighters to defeat Joe Louis in professional boxing matches?

    • A.

      Rocky Marciano, Joe Walcott, Max Schmeling

    • B.

      Max Schmeling, Ezzard Charles, Rocky Marciano

    • C.

      Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Rocky Marciano

    • D.

      Ezzard Charles, "Boom Boom" Brannigan, Tony Galento

    Correct Answer
    B. Max Schmeling, Ezzard Charles, Rocky Marciano
    Explanation
    Max Schmeling, Ezzard Charles, and Rocky Marciano were the only three fighters to defeat Joe Louis in professional boxing matches. Max Schmeling defeated Louis in 1936, Ezzard Charles defeated him in 1950, and Rocky Marciano defeated him in 1951. These three fighters were able to overcome Louis' formidable skills and emerge victorious in their respective bouts.

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  • 11. 

    Name the former heavyweight champion who also was a heavyweight wrestling champion?

    • A.

      Buddy Rogers

    • B.

      Max Baer

    • C.

      Primo Carnera

    • D.

      Louis Firpo

    Correct Answer
    C. Primo Carnera
    Explanation
    Primo Carnera is the correct answer because he was a former heavyweight boxing champion and also held the heavyweight wrestling championship. Carnera, a Italian professional boxer, won the world heavyweight title in 1933 and later transitioned to professional wrestling, where he also achieved success as a heavyweight champion.

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  • 12. 

    What boxer was given the nickname "The Ambling Alp"?

    • A.

      Oscar Bonavena

    • B.

      George Carpentier

    • C.

      Louis Firpo

    • D.

      Primo Carnera

    Correct Answer
    D. Primo Carnera
    Explanation
    Primo Carnera was given the nickname "The Ambling Alp" because of his large size and slow, lumbering movements in the boxing ring. Carnera stood at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighed over 260 pounds, making him one of the heaviest heavyweight champions in history. His size and style of boxing, which was often criticized for being slow and lacking finesse, led to the nickname "The Ambling Alp" as a playful way to describe his movements in the ring.

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  • 13. 

    Which boxer was nicknamed "The Acorn"?

    • A.

      James Tillis

    • B.

      Ernie Shavers

    • C.

      Lou Bailey

    • D.

      Ron Lyle

    Correct Answer
    B. Ernie Shavers
    Explanation
    Ernie Shavers was nicknamed "The Acorn" because of his powerful punches that were said to be as hard as an acorn. This nickname highlights his strength and the impact he had in the boxing ring.

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  • 14. 

    Name the boxer who wrote the book "12 Rounds to Victory"?

    • A.

      Benny Briscoe

    • B.

      Sugar Ray Leonard

    • C.

      Tommy Hearns

    • D.

      Kid Leonard

    Correct Answer
    B. Sugar Ray Leonard
    Explanation
    Sugar Ray Leonard is the correct answer because he is the boxer who wrote the book "12 Rounds to Victory". This book is a memoir in which Leonard shares his experiences and insights from his boxing career, including his famous fights and his personal journey to success.

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  • 15. 

    How old was boxer Cassius Clay when he first became Heavyweight Champion of the World?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      28

    Correct Answer
    A. 22
    Explanation
    Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became the Heavyweight Champion of the World at the age of 22. This happened on February 25, 1964, when he defeated Sonny Liston in a major upset. Ali's victory made him the youngest boxer at that time to win the heavyweight title, launching his legendary career in boxing.

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  • 16. 

    In one of the ring's greatest tragedies, Emile Griffith killed which of the following boxers?

    • A.

      Nino Benvenuti

    • B.

      Deuk-Koo Kim

    • C.

      Benny "Kid" Paret

    • D.

      Joe Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Benny "Kid" Paret
    Explanation
    Emile Griffith killed Benny "Kid" Paret in one of the ring's greatest tragedies. This event occurred during a welterweight championship match in 1962. Paret was repeatedly struck by Griffith's punches, and despite being defenseless and unable to protect himself, the referee did not stop the fight. Paret fell into a coma and died from his injuries ten days later. This tragic incident sparked a significant debate about the safety of boxing and led to reforms in the sport.

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  • 17. 

    "Heart of a Champion" was about the life of which fighter?

    • A.

      Ray Mancini

    • B.

      Greg Haugen

    • C.

      Livingston Bramble

    • D.

      Lenny Mancini

    Correct Answer
    A. Ray Mancini
    Explanation
    "Heart of a Champion" is a documentary or biography about the life of Ray Mancini.

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  • 18. 

    Whom did Evander Holyfield beat to win his first undisputed heavyweight title?

    • A.

      Mike Tyson

    • B.

      James "Buster" Douglas

    • C.

      Trevor Berbick

    • D.

      Pinklon Thomas

    Correct Answer
    B. James "Buster" Douglas
    Explanation
    Evander Holyfield beat James "Buster" Douglas to win his first undisputed heavyweight title. This was a historic fight that took place on October 25, 1990. Douglas was the reigning heavyweight champion at the time, and Holyfield managed to defeat him by knockout in the third round. This victory marked a significant milestone in Holyfield's career, as it solidified his position as one of the top boxers in the world and established him as a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division.

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  • 19. 

    In what round in the 1985 fight did Marvin Hagler knock out Thomas Hearns?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    Marvin Hagler knocked out Thomas Hearns in the third round of their 1985 fight.

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  • 20. 

    Which famous fighter was the first to release his own music album?

    • A.

      Floyd Mayweather

    • B.

      Felix Trinidad

    • C.

      Oscar De La Hoya

    • D.

      Sugar Ray Leonard

    Correct Answer
    C. Oscar De La Hoya
    Explanation
    Oscar De La Hoya is the correct answer because he was the first famous fighter to release his own music album. Oscar De La Hoya, also known as "The Golden Boy," is not only a successful boxer but also a talented singer. In 2000, he released his self-titled debut album, which featured both English and Spanish songs. This venture into the music industry made him the first fighter to explore his musical talents and release his own album.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the only professional fighter ever to defeat Rocky Marciano?

    • A.

      Rocky Was Undefeated

    • B.

      Joe Louis

    • C.

      Coley Wallace

    • D.

      Ted Lowry

    Correct Answer
    A. Rocky Was Undefeated
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the name of the only professional fighter who defeated Rocky Marciano, but the statement "Rocky Was Undefeated" implies that Rocky Marciano was never defeated in his professional career. Therefore, the correct answer cannot be determined as there is a contradiction in the question and the statement provided.

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  • 22. 

    Which athlete is known for their accomplishments in boxing?

    • A.

      Lennox Lewis

    • B.

      Max Greene

    • C.

      A.J. Foyt

    • D.

      Walt Frazier

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennox Lewis
    Explanation
    Lennox Lewis is known for his accomplishments in boxing. He is a former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. Lewis held multiple world heavyweight titles during his career and is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He had an impressive record, winning 41 out of 44 fights, with 32 of those wins coming by knockout. Lewis' notable victories include wins over Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Vitali Klitschko. His success in the sport solidifies his reputation as an accomplished athlete in the field of boxing.

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  • 23. 

    Which athlete is known for his accomplishments in boxing?

    • A.

      Hasim Rahman

    • B.

      Mario Lemieux

    • C.

      Joe Greene

    • D.

      Bobby Hull

    Correct Answer
    A. Hasim Rahman
    Explanation
    Hasim Rahman is known for his accomplishments in boxing. He is a former professional boxer who became the WBC, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion in 2001 after defeating Lennox Lewis. Rahman's victory over Lewis was a major upset and established him as a prominent figure in the boxing world. He had a successful career, fighting against notable opponents and making significant contributions to the sport of boxing.

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  • 24. 

    Which athlete is known for their accomplishments in boxing?

    • A.

      Jackie Robinson

    • B.

      Evander Holyfield

    • C.

      Moses Malone

    • D.

      Willie Stargell

    Correct Answer
    B. Evander Holyfield
    Explanation
    Evander Holyfield is known for his accomplishments in boxing. He is a former professional boxer who is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Holyfield won multiple world titles in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, including the undisputed heavyweight championship. He is also known for his memorable fights against legendary boxers like Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. Holyfield's successful career and notable achievements in the sport make him the correct answer for this question.

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  • 25. 

    Which athlete is known for their accomplishments in boxing?

    • A.

      Tiny Archibald

    • B.

      Bob Gibson

    • C.

      Oscar De La Hoya

    • D.

      John Smoltz

    Correct Answer
    C. Oscar De La Hoya
    Explanation
    Oscar De La Hoya is known for his accomplishments in boxing. He is a retired professional boxer who had an impressive career, winning multiple world titles in different weight classes. De La Hoya is considered one of the greatest boxers of his time, known for his skill, speed, and power in the ring. He achieved numerous victories and gained widespread recognition for his contributions to the sport of boxing.

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  • 26. 

    Which athlete is known for his accomplishments in boxing?

    • A.

      Thomas Hearns

    • B.

      Karl Malone

    • C.

      Ernie Banks

    • D.

      Cesar Cedeno

    Correct Answer
    A. Thomas Hearns
    Explanation
    Thomas Hearns is known for his accomplishments in boxing. He is a former professional boxer who won world titles in multiple weight classes. Hearns is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time and was known for his powerful punches and aggressive fighting style. He had an impressive record with numerous knockout victories and fought against some of the biggest names in boxing history. Hearns' accomplishments in the sport have solidified his legacy as one of the most successful boxers in history.

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  • 27. 

    What is the first name of boxing's Rahman?

    • A.

      Don

    • B.

      Hasim

    • C.

      Fred

    • D.

      Elston

    Correct Answer
    B. Hasim
    Explanation
    The first name of boxing's Rahman is Hasim.

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