I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This began 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 expand my knowledge in boxing. I am delighted to now bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. I post five multiple choice 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) – CORRECT ANSWER
2 – What was Joe Frazier’s nickname?
a) Smokin’ Joe – CORRECT ANSWER
b) Joltin’ Joe
c) Mean Joe
d) Mighty Joe
3 – What nationality by birth was former bantamweight champion Lionel Rose?
b) Aborigine – CORRECT ANSWER
4 – The term THIRD MAN describes?
a) the ring second
b) the lead trainer
c) the referee – CORRECT ANSWER
d) the manager
5 – Who was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight championship?
a) Joe Louis
b) Floyd Patterson – CORRECT ANSWER
c – Muhammad Ali
d) Mike Tyson