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Two Great British Boxers
"This quiz is about two great but tragic English boxers, Freddie Mills and Randy Turpin."
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What date did Randolph Turpin join the Royal Navy for his national service?
November 7, 1945
December 12, 1945
January 21, 1945
July 9, 1944
Freddie Mills began his national service at RAF Padgate. What illness did he contract whilst there?
In which round did Freddie Mills win the European light-heavyweight title in June 1948?
First round knock-out
Fourth round knock-out
Ninth round knock-out
Mills won by decision
Who did Freddie Mills out-point to become light-heavyweight champion of the world on July 26, 1948?
Mills lost his world title title to Guiseppe Antonio Beradinelli on January 24, 1950.
Who did Randy Turpin defeat to become British Middleweight champion in 1950?
Who did Turpin beat on July 10, 1951, to win the world middleweight championship?
Sugar Ray Robinson
Turpin lost his title in New York on September 12, 1951. However, he was to get one more chance at the title. Who did he fight for the World middleweight championship on October 21, 1953?
After a devestaing KO by Yolande Pompey in the second round on September 9, 1958, Turpin retired from boxing. Now with no money, he turned to the wrestling arena. He made his debut in a boxer vs wrestler match in London on February 23, 1961, against a well known actor and wrestler named Brian Glover. What was the result of this contest?
Turpin won on a second round KO
Turpin was thrown from the ring and lost by default
Turpin was pinned in the first round
Apart from boxing, what did both of these former world champions, Freddie Mills and Randolph Turpin have in common?
They both owned London Nightclubs
They fought many of the same opponents as they both jumped weight
They both committed suicide
They both fought Sugar Ray Robinson
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