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 — CORRECT ANSWER
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) — CORRECT ANSWER
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) — CORRECT ANSWER
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 — CORRECT ANSWER
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 — CORRECT ANSWER
b) Gene Tunney
c) Jim Braddock
d) Jack Sharkey