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Quiz I

  1. Who defeated Anthony Joshua in 2019, to ruin Joshua's perfect record of 22 straight wins?




  2. In 1882 "The Boston Strong Boy" became the first ever heavyweight champion under the Marquess of Queensberry rules - can you name him?
  3. Which English heavyweight boxer, in 1911 the first Heavyweight to win the Lonsdale Belt, became famous for being the third person to fill the role of the "gongman" in the introduction to J. Arthur Rank films?
  4. Nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", who became the first ever African American world heavyweight boxing champion in 1908?
  5. Who is the only fighter to have faced both Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano?
  6. "The Real Deal" is the only man to win the heavyweight title four times, who is he?
  7. As of 2020, former champion Vitaly Klitschko is the mayor of which European city?
  8. Ring legend Joe Louis reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, what was his nickname?
  9. Against who did Muhammad Ali win his first world heavyweight boxing championship in a major upset at the age of 22?
  10. James "Buster" Douglas is best known for his victory over Mike Tyson in February, 1990 - in which city did this fight happen?
  11. Which European boxer knocked out Floyd Patterson to become world heavyweight champion in 1959?
  12. Who is in The Guinness Book of World Records as the lightest ever heavyweight champion?

Answers:

  1. Andy Ruiz Jr.





  2. John L. Sullivan
  3. Bombardier Billy Wells
  4. Jack Johnson
  5. Archie Moore (Marciano in 1955 and Ali in 1962)
  6. Evander Holyfield
  7. Kiev
  8. The Brown Bomber
  9. Sonny Liston
  10. Tokyo
  11. Ingemar Johansson
  12. Bob Fitzsimmons (Britain's first (1897) and only world heavyweight champion for 96 years until Lennox Lewis won it in 1993)



Heavyweight Boxing Quiz II

  1. Which German boxer was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932?
  2. In July 1986, who did Frank Bruno fight for the WBA heavyweight title? Bruno was defeated by a knockout in round eleven.
  3. Who was undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and also won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics?
  4. Can you name the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire undefeated?
  5. Joe Bugner is a naturalized citizen of both Australia and the United Kingdom but in which country was he born?
  6. As an amateur, which medal did Deontay Wilder win in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics?
  7. Arnold Raymond Cream held the world heavyweight title from 1951 to 1952 before losing it in the 13th round to Rocky Marciano - by what name is this boxer better known?
  8. Lennox Lewis has just two defeats in his 44 fight career - can you name the two boxers to defeat him?
  9. Who was nicknamed "The Manassa Mauler" and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926?
  10. There's been two world heavyweight champions over the age of forty, can you name both?
  11. Can you name the only two former cruiserweight champions to win the heavyweight title?
  12. Which former WBO heavyweight champion played the role of Sonny Liston in the 2001 film Ali?

Answers:

  1. Max Schmeling
  2. Tim Witherspoon
  3. Joe Frazier (nicknamed "Smokin' Joe")
  4. Rocky Marciano (who retired in 1956 with a record of 49 wins, 43 by KO, and no defeats)
  5. Hungary (Joe's fullname is Jozsef Kreul Bugner)
  6. Bronze (which led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber")
  7. Jersey Joe Walcott
  8. Oliver McCall (1994) and Hasim Rahman (2001)
  9. Jack Dempsey
  10. George Foreman (IBF Champion, aged 46 years and 170 days) and Vitali Klitschko (WBC Champion, aged 42 years and 150 days)
  11. Evander Holyfield and David Haye
  12. Michael Bentt



Heavyweight Trivia III

  1. Which city hosted The Rumble in the Jungle in 1974? (It was a boxing event between undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali)
  2. Which future champion did Lennox Lewis defeat to win gold in the final of the 1988 Seoul Olympics?
  3. In only his eighth professional fight, who won the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1978 after defeating Muhammad Ali?
  4. Nicknamed the "Ambling Alp" this boxer was the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934 - what was this boxer's nationalty and name?
  5. "The Easton Assassin", whose left jab was rated among the best in boxing history, held the WBC heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983 - who is he?
  6. To commemorate Anthony Joshua's gold medal success at the 2012 Summer Olympics the royal mail painted a post box gold in which English town's high street?
  7. Which boxer held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978 and is best known for his fight trilogy with Muhammad Ali?
  8. Who is best known for being the tallest and heaviest world champion in boxing history?
  9. Which heavyweight champion was Tommy Gunn?
  10. Muhammad Ali lost the last two fights of his career when close to the age of 40, which two boxers did he lose to?
  11. Tyson Fury celebrated inside the ring by singing which song to the Las Vegas crowd after his victory over Deontay Wilder?
  12. And if that's too easy, which song did Tyson Fury sing inside the ring after beating Wladimir Klitschko to become the world heavyweight champion in 2015?

Answers:

  1. Kinshasa (the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire))
  2. Riddick Bowe





  3. Leon Spinks
  4. Italian. His name was Primo Carnera.
  5. Larry Holmes
  6. Watford's (Joshua's place of birth)
  7. Ken Norton
  8. Nikolai Valuev. (Held the WBA title twice between 2005 and 2009 - stood at 7.0 ft tall and a peak weight of 328 lbs)
  9. Tommy Morrison (1993 WBO Heavyweight Champion who played Tommy Gunn alongside Sylvester Stalone in Rocky V)
  10. Larry Holmes and in his final fight he lost to Trevor Berbick
  11. American Pie (by Don McLean)
  12. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (by Aerosmith)