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).
Article posted on 25.12.2011
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?
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