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HOF Boxers: Their First Loss
"This quiz looks at Hall of Fame boxers, and the first loss they each experienced."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Marvelous Marvin Hagler sported a record of 26-0-1 before losing for the first time to which of these Philadelphia based fighters?
Bobbie 'Boogaloo' Watts
Willie 'The Worm' Monroe
Bob Foster made 14 defenses of his world light-heavyweight title between 1969 and 1974. Prior to that, Foster suffered his first loss by TKO to this fighter, a man who one year later became the first pro to knock down Cassius Clay.
Walker Smith, better known as Sugar Ray Robinson, won his first 40 bouts before losing a ten round decision in a rematch to which other Hall of Famer?
Which of these future Hall of Famers did not lose their first pro fight?
Joe Louis sported a record of 27-0, and was considered invincible before he was KO'd in a non-title match by which of these future Hall of Fame champions?
Floyd Patterson won Olympic Gold as a middleweight in 1952. Eventually, he won the world heavyweight title as a pro. Prior to that, he lost for the first time as a pro to which Hall of Fame light heavyweight who stopped Sugar Ray Robinson in a 1952 title bout?
Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Gomez fought to a draw in his first pro match, then won 32 straight fights. That included winning, and then defending, the WBC Bantamweight title 13 times. He then challenged for the WBC Featherweight title as a heavy favorite in 1981, only to be handed his first defeat in a one-sided fight by which of these warriors?
Each of these future Hall of Fame fighters experienced their first loss in their native country prior to becoming a world champion. Which one did not lose within their first 10 fights?
Carlos Monzon, Argentina
Salvador Sanchez, Mexico
Jose Napoles, Cuba
Dick Tiger, Nigeria
This fighter was an Olympic Gold medalist, won a world title, moved up in weight and won another world title, then lost for the first time during his 32nd bout. Who was he?
Only one of these four Hall of Fame Heavyweight Champions did not suffer their first loss by knockout. Which one?
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