I Ain't Heard No Bell! Test Your Knowledge of Famous Boxers!

By: Annette
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I Ain't Heard No Bell! Test Your Knowledge of Famous Boxers!
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About This Quiz

Boxing is a timeless sport, and famous boxers are the stuff of legend. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of some of the most famous boxers in history! So put on your gloves, have a sip of water and get in the ring, because we're going head-to-head!
Who did Muhammad Ali call “the king, the master, my idol”?
Sugar Ray Robinson
Muhammad Ali called Sugar Ray Robinson “the king, the master, my idol.” However, he was denied an autograph from Robinson. Because of that, Ali vowed to never deny an autograph to a fan.
Jack Dempsey
Joe Louis

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Who has a history of domestic abuse?
George Foreman
Vitali Klitschko
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather is known for a bit of domestic abuse. He served 90 days in jail. He is also one of the best living prizefighters.

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Who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee?
Joe Frazier
George Foreman
Sonny Liston
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali was famous for his poetic turns of phrase. He said, "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," before a fight with Sonny Liston, back in 1964.

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Which earned George Foreman more money?
Boxing
Selling grills
George Foreman is a two-time heavyweight champion. However, he made more money selling the famous George Foreman Grill.

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What was Muhammad Ali's secret to success?
Green juice
Steak
Abstinence
Apparently, Ali would go without sex for up to two months before a big fight. He said that it made him unbeatable.

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Julio César Chávez won the first _____ fights of his career.
25
50
87
Julio César Chávez had 87 fights before he even lost a match. It wasn't until his 91st fight that he was even knocked down.

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Who won a round without landing a punch?
Tommy Burns
Willie Pep
Willie Pep is the only known boxer who won a round without landing a punch - he only threw them. That's the kind of fight the rest of us would win.
Sugar Ray Robinson

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Who had a dwarf mascot?
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson was said to have a dwarf mascot. He also had an entourage with a barber, hair dresser, voice coach, pretty woman and secretary.
Joe Frazier
Mike Tyson

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Jack Dempsey was offered to have a match fixed by whom?
The president
Lenny Bruce
Al Capone
Al Capone offered to have the Dempsey-Tunney fights fixed. Maybe Dempsey should have said yes, because he lost the fight.

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Which is more dangerous?
Boxing gloves
Little bit of trivia! Boxing gloves are actually more dangerous than bare-knuckle fighting. They result in more deaths.
Bare knuckles

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Which celebrity was an Irish amateur boxing champion?
Ewan McGregor
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was an amateur Irish boxing champion before becoming a movie star. He was also a forklift driver for Guinness.
Colin Ferrell

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When was the famous boxing match between a bear and a man?
1920
1935
1949
Yes, this actually took place. Needless to say, it was the bear that conquered.

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What was the descriptive name for Joe Frazier?
Hoppin'
Punchin'
Smokin'
Smokin' Joe Frazier fought famously against Sugar Ray Robinson. Many didn't know it, but he was blind in his left eye.

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Mike Tyson was _____ as a child.
Bullied
Mike Tyson was severely bullied as a child. He turned to crime and was arrested 38 times before he was 13 years old.
Given many awards
Boxing

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Where was boxing illegal for years, then reinstated in the 2010s?
Norway
Cuba
Both
Boxing was illegal for years in both Norway and Cuba, but is now legal again. Norway had banned the sport for health reasons, Cuba because it was deemed incompatible with Marxism.

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Manny Pacquiao is from what country?
Burmese
Filipino
Manny Pacquiao is Filipino. He is also known as Pac-Man and has won in eight different weight divisions.
Indian

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Aside from being a heavyweight champion, who was also honored as a Member of the British Empire?
Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis was not only a heavyweight champion, he was also awarded the MBE. Lewis was born in the U.K.
Floyd Mayweather
Joe Louis

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Which famous boxer has a Ph.D.?
Bernard Hopkins
Joe Louis
Vitali Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko is not just an amazing boxer, he's also a smart guy! He holds a Ph.D. in sports science.

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Gennady Golovkin is from what country?
Poland
Kazakhstan
Gennady Golovkin is a famous boxer from Kazakhstan. He is also referred to as God of War.
Turkey

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Mary Kom is otherwise known as what?
Proud Mary
Magnificent Mary
Mary Kom is also known as Magnificent Mary. She is an Indian boxer who qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics and took home the bronze.
The Black Widow

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Who is the famous Sugar Ray, other than Robinson?
Sugar Ray Stevenson
Sugar Ray Jones
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard should not be confused with Sugar Ray Robinson. He was born Ray Charles Leonard, and won the Olympic gold for boxing.

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Where did Bernard Hopkins learn to box?
In school
In the streets
In prison
Famous boxer Bernard Hopkins learned to box in prison. He was serving an 18-year sentence for several felonies.

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Who said, “He can run but he can’t hide”?
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mike Tyson
Joe Louis
Joe Louis is famous for saying, “He can run but he can’t hide.” This was said before a fight with Billy Conn, back in 1941.

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Evander Holyfield received cards before his match with Mike Tyson saying what?
You're going to win!
Get well
Evander Holyfield received "get well" cards before his match with Mike Tyson. He ended up winning the fight in one of the greatest matches in boxing history.
Give it your best

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Which actor is a kickboxing sensation?
John Travolta
John Cusack
John Cusack actually is a black belt. He has studied kickboxing for over 20 years.
Al Pacino

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Who do most experts consider to be the best boxer ever, “pound for pound”?
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson is considered to be the best, “pound for pound,” by many experts. They're comparing all boxers, irrespective of weight class.
Muhammad Ali
Mike Tyson

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Who beat Muhammad Ali in 1978?
Joe Louis
Leon Spinks
Leon Spinks was the former heavyweight champion who beat Muhammad Ali in 1978. It was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
Mike Tyson

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Ronda Rousey was the first ever UFC Women’s __________ Champion.
Heavyweight
Featherweight
Bantamweight
Ronda Rousey became the first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in 2012. She claimed that having lots of sex before a match gave her a competitive edge.

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Anthony Mundine is a boxer from what country?
Australia
Anthony Mundine is a very controversial figure in Australia. But he is also one of Australia's most popular athletes.
Ireland
Germany

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Alan Minter's nickname was what?
The Brit
Boom Boom
Alan Minter, famous British boxer, was otherwise known as Boom Boom. He currently resides in Littlehampton, England.
Mr. Nice Guy

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Who was the shortest heavyweight champion ever?
Mike Tyson
Joe Louis
Tommy Burns
Tommy Burns was the shortest heavyweight champion in history. He was only 5'7" and was famous for being respectful to boxers of other races.

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Which actor has returned to boxing at the age of 64?
Sly Stallone
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke made a comeback to boxing at the tender age of 64. He has been a boxer for most of his career, while being a famous actor.
Dolph Lundren

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Who holds the record for most career knockouts?
Archie Moore
Archie 'The Old Mongoose' Moore has the career record for the most knockouts. He accomplished 141 knockouts.
Muhammad Ali
Charles Salvador

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Where was Rocky Marciano from?
Cambridge
Brockton
Rocky Marciano was from Brockton, Massachusetts. That's why he had the names the Brockton Bomber, the Brockton Blockbuster, and the Rock from Brockton.
Lenox

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Who was the Galveston Giant?
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson was referred to as the Galveston Giant. He was considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, and he was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Joe Louis

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