Quiz 41: Great Boxers Quiz

Questions

01.) He is a former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed championship. Who is he?

02.)This athlete was chosen as the Sports Personality of the 20th Century in 1999 by the BBC, and as the ‘Sportsman of the Century’ by Sports Illustrated magazine. He was also nicknamed “Louisville Lip – The Greatest” and once threw his Olympic gold medal into the Ohio River because of an act of racism. Who is this Boxer?

03.) Nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”, he was the World Heavy Weight Champion from 1937 – 1949, making him the longest reigning the World Heavyweight Champion ever. He contested 72 Heavyweight matches in his career and lost only three. Name this legendary boxer?

04.) Whom did Mohammad Ali fight in order to regain the World Heavyweight boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire, in 1974? This fight was known as the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and it was orchestrated by controversial boxing promoter Don King. Ali won by knocking out his opponent in the eighth round?

05.) Who is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated?

06.) Mohammad Ali was beaten for the first time by this boxer in a bout named by the media as the ‘Fight of the Century’ – it took place in Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1971. The fight was hyped much because both boxers were unbeaten at the time. This boxer fought Ali two more times before losing to Ali by decision. Their last famous bout took place in Philippines, and was called “Thriller in Manila”. Who is this boxer, who was nicknamed “Smoking Joe”?

07.) He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. He still holds the world record for having been the youngest heavyweight champion (at 20 years and 4 months). Having had a controversial career and, he was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame on 1 2011. Who is he?

08.) He is often referred to as the best defensive boxer in history, as well as being the most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded boxing history. He competed between 1996 and 2015, and had undefeated career ?Name him?

09.) He remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. He won 1997 match against Mike Tyson, after Tyson disqualified in round three for biting off part of his ear. Who is this boxer?

10.) He is a Filipino professional boxer and the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. And also he  is the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight “glamour divisions”: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. Name him ?

Answers

01.) Lennox Lewis

02.) Muhammad Ali

03.) Joe Louis

04.) George Foreman

05.) Rocky Marciano

06.) Joe Frazier

07.) Mike Tyson

08.) Floyd Mayweather Jr.

09.) Evander Holyfield

10.) Manny Pacquiao

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