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 them questions about their era to learn and expand my knowledge of boxing. I am delighted to now bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. I post five questions every March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the ending of each posting month.
1 – The first professional boxing match ever televised was?
a) Joe Louis vs. Arturo Godoy (1940)
b) Jake LaMotta vs. Jimmy Reeves (1941)
c) Jim Braddock vs. Tommy Farr (1938)
d) Max Baer vs. Lou Nova (1939)
2 – What was Joe Frazier’s nickname?
a) Smokin’ Joe
b) Joltin’ Joe
c) Mean Joe
d) Mighty Joe
3 – What nationality by birth was former bantamweight champion Lionel Rose?
4 – The term THIRD MAN describes?
a) the ring second
b) the lead trainer
c) the referee
d) the manager
5 – Who was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight championship?
a) Joe Louis
b) Floyd Patterson
c) Muhammad Ali
d) Mike Tyson