I have always be intrigued with boxing trivia. This goes back to when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to learn and educate myself. I am now delighted to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five multiple choice questions – in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.
1 – Who was the first flyweight champion?
a) Jimmy Wilde
b) Frankie Genero
c) Pancho Villa
d) Young Zulu Kid
2 – What fight was the largest purse for Joe Louis?
a) Max Bear (1935)
b) Max Schmeling (1938)
c) Billy Conn (1946)
d) Jersey Joe Walcott (1948)
3 – What boxer, in 1903, was the first to use oxygen in a fight from his corner stool?
a) Jack Root (vs. Kid McCoy)
b) Terry McGovern (vs. Young Corbett)
c) Tommy Ryan (vs. James Walker)
d) James J. Corbett (vs. Jim Jeffries)
4 – On February 2, 1964, two weeks before Cassius Clay won the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, he appeared on who’s TV variety show that was viewed by a record 73 million people?
a) Dinah Shore
b) Johnny Carson
c) Ed Sullivan
d) Steve Allen
5 – Joe Louis promoted his first boxing show on April 27, 1949 at the Detroit Olympia Stadium. What former heavyweight champion attended as his guest of honor?
a) Jack Dempsey
b) Gene Tunney
c) Jim Braddock
d) Jack Sharkey