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Heavyweight Boxing Trivia

Questions: Boxing

  1. Which Cornishman knocked out American World Heavyweight Champion Jim Corbett on 17 March 1897, in Carson City, Nevada?
  2. Winning a medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics led to Deontay Wilder being given what nickname?
  3. Muhammad Ali won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at which Olympic Games? Give either the year or the city!
  4. Which boxer defeated Anthony Joshua in 2019 to win the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles?
  5. Evander Holyfield versus Mike Tyson II was billed as The Sound and the Fury but afterwards it became known as the what 'fight'?
  6. Who, as an amateur, won heavyweight gold medals at the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympics?
  7. How old was Mike Tyson when he defeated Trevor Berbick to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history?
  8. Which fighter became a vegan in 2014 and launched his own range of vegan protein powders?
  9. Who did Muhammad Ali fight in the Rumble in the Jungle?
  10. Which champion was born on 2 September 1965 in West Ham, London?
  11. Who did Sonny Liston defeat to become the heavyweight champion in 1962?
  12. On 13 October 2012, who at Liverpool's Echo Arena made his first defence of his British heavyweight title against fellow Olympian Audley Harrison?
  13. Nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", which American boxer became the first black world heavyweight boxing champion?
  14. Who did Evander Holyfield suffer his first professional loss to in 1992?
  15. Cinderella Man is a 2005 American film about which heavyweight boxing champion?
  16. Which British heavyweight boxer faced and defeated David Haye twice in 2017 and 2018?
  17. In which city did Buster Douglas defeat Mike Tyson in 1990?
  18. What nickname was given to Henry Cooper's left hook?
  19. Who, at the Yankee Stadium, did Muhammad Ali fight for the third time in September 1976?
  20. How old, within 2 years either way, was George Foreman when he became heavyweight champion in 1994?
  21. Who is or was Mike Tyson scheduled to fight on July 20, 2024?
  22. Can you name the 4 fighters to defeat Frank Bruno in his professional career?


  1. Bob Fitzsimmons
  2. The Bronze Bomber
  3. 1960 and/or Rome
  4. Andy Ruiz
  5. The Bite Fight
  6. Oleksandr Usyk
  7. 20 (20 years and 4 months)
  8. David Haye
  9. George Foreman
  10. Lennox Lewis
  11. Floyd Patterson
  12. David Price
  13. Jack Johnson
  14. Riddick Bowe
  15. James J. Braddock
  16. Tony Bellew
  17. Tokyo
  18. Henry's hammer (Enry's 'Ammer)
  19. Ken Norton
  20. Any answer between 43 and 47 is correct (Foreman was 45)
  21. Jake Paul
  22. James "Bonecrusher" Smith, Tim Witherspoon, Mike Tyson (x2), and Lennox Lewis