Quiz: I Ain't Heard No Bell! Test Your Knowledge of Famous Boxers!: HowStuffWorks
I Ain't Heard No Bell! Test Your Knowledge of Famous Boxers!
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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”?
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.
Who has a history of domestic abuse?
Mayweather is known for a bit of domestic abuse. He served 90 days in jail. He is also one of the best living prizefighters.
Who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee?
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.
Which earned George Foreman more money?
George Foreman is a two-time heavyweight champion. However, he made more money selling the famous George Foreman Grill.
What was Muhammad Ali's secret to success?
Apparently, Ali would go without sex for up to two months before a big fight. He said that it made him unbeatable.
Julio César Chávez won the first _____ fights of his career.
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.
Who won a round without landing a punch?
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.
Who had a dwarf mascot?
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.
Jack Dempsey was offered to have a match fixed by whom?
Al Capone offered to have the Dempsey-Tunney fights fixed. Maybe Dempsey should have said yes, because he lost the fight.
Which is more dangerous?
Little bit of trivia! Boxing gloves are actually more dangerous than bare-knuckle fighting. They result in more deaths.
Which celebrity was an Irish amateur boxing champion?
Liam Neeson was an amateur Irish boxing champion before becoming a movie star. He was also a forklift driver for Guinness.
When was the famous boxing match between a bear and a man?
Yes, this actually took place. Needless to say, it was the bear that conquered.
What was the descriptive name for Joe Frazier?
Smokin' Joe Frazier fought famously against Sugar Ray Robinson. Many didn't know it, but he was blind in his left eye.
Mike Tyson was _____ as a child.
Mike Tyson was severely bullied as a child. He turned to crime and was arrested 38 times before he was 13 years old.
Where was boxing illegal for years, then reinstated in the 2010s?
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.
Manny Pacquiao is from what country?
Manny Pacquiao is Filipino. He is also known as Pac-Man and has won in eight different weight divisions.
Aside from being a heavyweight champion, who was also honored as a Member of the British Empire?
Lennox Lewis was not only a heavyweight champion, he was also awarded the MBE. Lewis was born in the U.K.
Which famous boxer has a Ph.D.?
Vitali Klitschko is not just an amazing boxer, he's also a smart guy! He holds a Ph.D. in sports science.
Gennady Golovkin is from what country?
Gennady Golovkin is a famous boxer from Kazakhstan. He is also referred to as God of War.
Mary Kom is otherwise known as what?
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.
Who is the famous Sugar Ray, other than Robinson?
Sugar Ray Leonard should not be confused with Sugar Ray Robinson. He was born Ray Charles Leonard, and won the Olympic gold for boxing.
Where did Bernard Hopkins learn to box?
Famous boxer Bernard Hopkins learned to box in prison. He was serving an 18-year sentence for several felonies.
Who said, “He can run but he can’t hide”?
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.
Evander Holyfield received cards before his match with Mike Tyson saying what?
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.
Which actor is a kickboxing sensation?
John Cusack actually is a black belt. He has studied kickboxing for over 20 years.
Who do most experts consider to be the best boxer ever, “pound for pound”?
Sugar Ray Robinson is considered to be the best, “pound for pound,” by many experts. They're comparing all boxers, irrespective of weight class.
Who beat Muhammad Ali in 1978?
Leon Spinks was the former heavyweight champion who beat Muhammad Ali in 1978. It was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
Ronda Rousey was the first ever UFC Women’s __________ Champion.
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.
Anthony Mundine is a boxer from what country?
Anthony Mundine is a very controversial figure in Australia. But he is also one of Australia's most popular athletes.
Alan Minter's nickname was what?
Alan Minter, famous British boxer, was otherwise known as Boom Boom. He currently resides in Littlehampton, England.
Who was the shortest heavyweight champion ever?
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.
Which actor has returned to boxing at the age of 64?
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.
Who holds the record for most career knockouts?
Archie 'The Old Mongoose' Moore has the career record for the most knockouts. He accomplished 141 knockouts.
Where was Rocky Marciano from?
Rocky Marciano was from Brockton, Massachusetts. That's why he had the names the Brockton Bomber, the Brockton Blockbuster, and the Rock from Brockton.
Who was the Galveston Giant?
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.
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