I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to expand my own knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring you boxing trivia on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing at the end of each month of posting.
1) The largest purse that Joe Louis received in his career was $625,916.00 in what “rematch” fight?
a) vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
b) vs. Max Schmeling
c) vs. Arturo Godoy
d) vs. Billy Conn
2) The first title fight that was sanctioned by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) was?
a) Leotis Martin vs. Sonny Liston
b) Mike Ayala vs. Romeo Anaya
c) Donald Curry vs. Bruce Finch
d) Michael Nunn vs. Curtis Parker