The Big Christmas Boxing Quiz!

By James Slater: Season’s greetings! Here on Christmas Eve, as a test of fight fans’ pugilistic knowledge, I present twenty questions on all things boxing related. In four categories, the questions are as follows: (answers to be given on Boxing Day).

Category One: Quotes.

1: Which former 1950’s heavyweight king once said “I ain’t old, I’m just ugly”

2: Which former three-weight ruler said, after his second shot at the world middleweight title “I didn’t have time to bleed!”

3: Which former heavyweight king said, upon making a comeback after a decade out of action, “Why am I coming back? I can spell it. M-O-N-E-Y!”

4: Which fellow promoter once said this of Bob Arum, “I’ll shake hands with Arum, but I’ll take my ring off first”

5: Which former WBA heavyweight champ said this after his fight with Mike Tyson “Sure I fought to survive, wouldn’t you?”

Category Two: Knockdowns.

1: Name all the pro fighters credited with knocking down George Foreman?

2: Who was knocked down more times, Floyd Patterson or Wladimir Klitschko?

3: Who was the last fighter to officially knock down Manny Pacquiao?

4: Name the only man credited with knocking down Marvin Hagler?

5: How many knockdowns were there in the entire Ali-Frazier series?

Category Three: Age.

1: Name the youngest world champion in boxing history?

2: How old was Erik Morales when he had his pro debut?

3: Who is the oldest living former world heavyweight champion?

4: How old was is the WBO world governing body?

5: How old was legendary referee Mills Lane when he officiated his last boxing match?

Category Four: Boxing Movies.

1: How many real-life world heavyweight champions have appeared in the Rocky films?

2: Which real-life corner man makes a small cameo as Jim Braddock’s corner-man in Cinderella Man?

3: Which film that starred movie legends Marlon Brando, Richard Burton and James Coburn also featured boxing immortal Sugar Ray Robinson?

4: Who played Joe Frazier in the film Ali?

5: Who played Muhammad Ali in the film The Greatest?

Article posted on 25.12.2011

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