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RING TRIVIA for June 2011

1) Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky. What other former heavyweight champion was also born in Louisville and note both fighters also had their first professional bouts in Louisville ?

a) Jim Jeffries

b) Marvin Hart

c) Gene Tunney

d) Max Baer


2) Which boxer was 22 years, 11 months younger than George Foreman when they fought ?
a) Axel Schulz

b) Tommy Morrison

c) Michael Moorer

d) Shannon Briggs


3) The last TV comercial performed by Rocky Marciano before his death in 1969 was for what automobile product ?

a) STP Oil Treatment

b) Fram OIl Filters

c) Pennzoil

d) Texaco Gasoline



( RING TRIVIA is a monthly feature from David Martinez Boxing … with answers always available three weeks later for viewing )


RING TRIVIA for January 2011

1) Muhammad Ali “aka” Cassius Clay suffered his first knock down as a professional, in 1962, to what boxer ?
a) Alonzo Johnson
b) Billy Daniels
c) Sonny Banks
d) Archie Moore

2) The late boxing trainer Howie Steindler trained many professional fighters in his career, who was his first ?
a) Tony Reno
b) Eddie Shapiro
c) Ernie Lopez
d) Danny Lopez

3) Mexican great Salvador Sanchez once fought the father of what former champion ?
a) Aaron Pryor
b) Floyd Mayweather
c) Felix Trinidad
d) Guty Espadas

RING TRIVIA for December 2010

1) In May 1989, who won the first ever newly created WBO heavyweight title ?
a) Francesco Damiani
b) Ray Mercer
c) Tyrell Biggs
d) Michael Dokes

2) What British boxer often wore “TRUE BRIT” embroidered on his trunks ?
a) Ricky Hatton
b) Nigel Benn
c) Frank Bruno
d) Chris Eubank

3) Jack Johnson (also) fought the brother of what heavyweight champion ?
a) Marvin Hart
b) Bob Fitzsimmons
c) Tommy Burns
d) Jim Jeffries

Three new RING TRIVIA questions are posted up every month … with answers available for viewing about three weeks later for your enjoyment!

RING TRIVIA for November 2010

1) Sugar Ray Robinson suffered his first defeat of his career to Jake LaMotta on  February 5, 1943 … the rematch for that fight would take place how many days later in same month ?

a) 7 days

b) 10 days

c) 14 days

d) 21 days

2) What Gold Medal winner was voted the most outstanding boxer in the 1976 Olympics ?

a) Howard Davis, Jr

b) Sugar Ray Leonard

c) Leo Randolph

d) Michael Spinks

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RING TRIVIA for October 2010

1) What former boxing champion baptized TV personality Khloe Kardashian, he is her God-Father ?
a) Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini
b) Sugar Ray Leonard
c) Iron Mike Tyson
d) Marvelous Marvin Hagler

2) What former flyweight champion had the nickname “The Mighty Atom” ?
a) Jimmy Wilde
b) Benny Lynch
c) Hiroyuki Ebihara
d) Pone Kingpetch

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RING TRIVIA “answers” for September 2010

1) Former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s power punch was his right hand … which was called – the ?
answer is – Suzie-Q

2) What boxer engaged in the most fights (25) at the once famous Hollywood Legion Stadium – in Los Angeles area ?
answer is – Art Aragon

3) On Thanksgiving Day, 1911, Los Angeles, California … lightweight champion Ad Wolgast was scheduled to defend his title against Freddie Welsh, but had to pull out of fight because ?
answer is – appendicitis

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RING TRIVIA “answers” for August 2010

1) After his retirement in 1935, former welterweight and middleweight champion Mickey “The Toy Bulldog” Walker was known for his excellent work as a ?
answer – Painting Artist

2) Who was the “only” man to officially on record knock-down Marvelous Marvin Hagler in his 67 bout professional career ?
answer – Juan Roldan
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In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

With this lull in big-name boxing, I figured I’d take the opportunity to answer a few questions that have piled up in recent months. 

1) Do I foresee the magazine or the website coming back?
A) Not at this point in time, at least not with me in charge. In my senior years I look forward to being as lazy as possible. 

2) Do I make more money writing for other sites than I did owning my own?

A) Didn’t make money on either. My rewards are the many friends I made over the years, far more valuable than the money (at least to me). 

3) Will boxing ever reach the heights again?
A) Probably, but not in my lifetime. Boxing has too many problems to cope with right now, including the extra competition from the MMA. The problem can best be seen in the lack of boxing gyms and the quickening (and sickening) demise of the amateur program. It’s also why we see so few exciting fighters on the horizon. 

4) Best pound for pound fighter ever? Continue reading In Rusty’s Corner