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General Boxing : Part 3
"The mixed bag of questions on the squared circle and its pugilistic patrons continues."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The first boxer to win the world lightweight title three times shared his name with that of a president. Who was he?
This all-time great held the WBC and then the IBF heavyweight titles from 1978 to 1985, before losing to Michael Spinks. Along the way he beat a multitude of greats like Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers and Leon Spinks. He went on to lose five more fights, however, including losses to Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Who is he?
What was South Carolina heavyweight James Smith's nickname?
What heavyweight who held the WBO title through 1991, until he was stripped for refusing a mandatory challenge, had the nickname 'Merciless'?
Enough of those lumbering old-timers. See if you're up on modern events. Who beat Zab Judah in November of 2001 to unify the junior welterweight (aka 'super lightweight') title?
Julio Cesar Chavez
On September 30, 2001, who KOed Felix Trinidad in the twelfth round to unify the middleweight title?
Oscar de la Hoya
What light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, now an announcer for Showtime, announced his retirement after being KO'd by Evander Holyfield in May of 1996?
Every now and then, boxing bouts are given nicknames just as fighters are. The great Sugar Ray Robinson fought Jake LaMotta six times, winning five of those bouts. Their sixth meeting, in 1951, is known by what name?
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Fight Of the Century
The Rumble In the Jungle
The Thrilla In Manilla
What marvelous middleweight champion lost only three of his 67 fights, the final loss a split decision at the devastating hands of Sugar Ray Leonard?
What featherweight, known as 'El Terrible,' won the WBC championship in February of 2001, and as of November 2001 is undefeated with 41 bouts?
Marco Antonio Barrerra
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