I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This began back when I was a kid in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five (5) multiple choice questions – March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow by the end of each posting month for viewing.
1 ) What are the only two nations to make a clean sweep (gold medals in all weight classes) in the history of the Olympic games in boxing competition?
a) USA and Britain — CORRECT ANSWER
b) USA and France
c) USA and Russia
d) USA and Germany
2) The World Boxing Council (WBC) was founded on February 14, 1963 – in what country?
d) Mexico — CORRECT ANSWER
3) Former light heavyweight champion John Henry Lewis once fought for the heavyweight title and was knocked out in the first round, his only KO loss in 117 fights … who beat him?
a) Max Bear
b) Joe Louis — CORRECT ANSWER
c) Ezzard Charles
d) Jersey Joe Walcott
4) As a kid growing up, Roberto Duran idolized this “masked” wrestler.
a) Mil Mascaras
b) Torbellino Blanco
c) El Santo — CORRECT ANSWER
d) The Destroyer
5) Fernando Vargas fought Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC/WBA junior middleweight title on September 14, 2002 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. When he came into the ring from the dressing room, what boxer accompanied him during the ring walk?
a) Julio Cesar Chavez — CORRECT ANSWER
b) Shane Mosley
c) Paulie Ayala
d) Shibata Flores