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Full of Fury Trivia Quiz


These boxers are full of fury, at least their fists are. Can you match the boxer to their brief biography.

A matching quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
382,378
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
814
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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1. This boxer retired undefeated with a 49-0 record. He won four World Heavyweight Titles and reigned as champion from 1952-1956. He died in a plane crash on August 31, 1969.  
  Chuck Wepner
2. This boxer was not very well known but in 1904 he became the only boxer to win two gold medals at the same Olympic Games in two different weight classes. Despite that accomplishment, he only fought in two matches at those games.  
  Muhammad Ali
3. This boxer twice knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round to win consecutive World Heavyweight Championships. A lot about this boxer's life is a mystery, even his 1970 death.   
  Rocky Marciano
4. This boxer's real name is Arnold Raymond Cream. In 1951 at the age of 37, he became the oldest boxer to win the World Heavyweight Title until it was broken in 1994. After he retired, he became a referee and a sheriff in Camden County.  
  Jersey Joe Walcott
5. This boxer was nicknamed Neon. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in the light heavyweight division. Although he shockingly defeated Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Title in 1978, he was later controversially stripped of the title. In addition, he was known for the large gap in his teeth. He also had a boxing brother who was called Jinx.   
  Sonny Liston
6. He was nicknamed the Bayonne Bleeder. This boxer may or may not have been the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa. Professionally, he was best known for losing to Muhammad Ali in the 1975 World Heavyweight Title match.  
  Oliver Kirk
7. This boxer, possibly the most famous ever, was nicknamed the Louisville Lip. He won both the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle.  
  Leon Spinks
8. This boxer was famous for his high-profile fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, 2015, which he lost by decision. Less famously known was his political career. He was first elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010.  
  Sugar Ray Leonard
9. He was one of the Fabulous Four of the 1980s. He was also named Boxer of the Decade for the 1980s. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal for the Light welterweight division.  
  Manny Pacquiao
10. This boxer really cooked things up in the ring. He won the Heavyweight gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games. In 1973, he was the first person to defeat Joe Frazier and won the World Heavyweight title.   
  George Foreman





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1. This boxer retired undefeated with a 49-0 record. He won four World Heavyweight Titles and reigned as champion from 1952-1956. He died in a plane crash on August 31, 1969.
2. This boxer was not very well known but in 1904 he became the only boxer to win two gold medals at the same Olympic Games in two different weight classes. Despite that accomplishment, he only fought in two matches at those games.
3. This boxer twice knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round to win consecutive World Heavyweight Championships. A lot about this boxer's life is a mystery, even his 1970 death.
4. This boxer's real name is Arnold Raymond Cream. In 1951 at the age of 37, he became the oldest boxer to win the World Heavyweight Title until it was broken in 1994. After he retired, he became a referee and a sheriff in Camden County.
5. This boxer was nicknamed Neon. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in the light heavyweight division. Although he shockingly defeated Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Title in 1978, he was later controversially stripped of the title. In addition, he was known for the large gap in his teeth. He also had a boxing brother who was called Jinx.
6. He was nicknamed the Bayonne Bleeder. This boxer may or may not have been the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa. Professionally, he was best known for losing to Muhammad Ali in the 1975 World Heavyweight Title match.
7. This boxer, possibly the most famous ever, was nicknamed the Louisville Lip. He won both the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle.
8. This boxer was famous for his high-profile fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, 2015, which he lost by decision. Less famously known was his political career. He was first elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010.
9. He was one of the Fabulous Four of the 1980s. He was also named Boxer of the Decade for the 1980s. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal for the Light welterweight division.
10. This boxer really cooked things up in the ring. He won the Heavyweight gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games. In 1973, he was the first person to defeat Joe Frazier and won the World Heavyweight title.

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1. This boxer retired undefeated with a 49-0 record. He won four World Heavyweight Titles and reigned as champion from 1952-1956. He died in a plane crash on August 31, 1969.

Answer: Rocky Marciano

Marciano retired at the age of 31, though he once considered making a comeback in 1959 and decided against it. Despite, never losing a match, Marciano often had to come back and win after being knocked down, such was the case in 1955 against Archie Moore.

In his first championship bout against Jersey Joe Walcott, he was actually losing by points by won via knockout. He died in a plane crash in 1969 when the pilot hit a tree upon landing during hazardous conditions. According to records the pilot was not qualified to fly in such weather conditions.
2. This boxer was not very well known but in 1904 he became the only boxer to win two gold medals at the same Olympic Games in two different weight classes. Despite that accomplishment, he only fought in two matches at those games.

Answer: Oliver Kirk

At the 1904 Games in St. Louis, the United States was the only nation to send boxers, and thus won all the medals. Oliver Kirk was able to win one gold in bantamweight and one in featherweight because of a quirk that allowed boxers to fight in any weight division at or above the weight. Such rules are no longer allowed.

He only fought in two matches because the bantamweight only had two fighters and the featherweight had three, but Kirk earned a bye to the final round.
3. This boxer twice knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round to win consecutive World Heavyweight Championships. A lot about this boxer's life is a mystery, even his 1970 death.

Answer: Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston twice defeated Floyd Patterson in 1962 and 1963. However, he unexpectedly lost to Muhammad Ali in 1964. A lot of mystery surrounded Liston's personal life. For instance, there is no record of him being born. His mysterious death 1970 quickly became media fodder.

His wife Geraldine found him dead in their Las Vegas home in January 1971, though he had apparently been dead for some time. Officially, he died of a heroin overdose which caused him to fall and hit his head.
4. This boxer's real name is Arnold Raymond Cream. In 1951 at the age of 37, he became the oldest boxer to win the World Heavyweight Title until it was broken in 1994. After he retired, he became a referee and a sheriff in Camden County.

Answer: Jersey Joe Walcott

He took the name Joe Walcott after his idol of the same name. He added the name "Jersey" to distinguish himself from the other Joe Walcott who is popularly called Barbados Joe Walcott. He was one of the referees of the controversial second fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. Walcott was accused of making several errors including not getting Ali into a neutral corner and not stopping the clock.
(George Foreman broke the record in 1994)
5. This boxer was nicknamed Neon. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in the light heavyweight division. Although he shockingly defeated Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Title in 1978, he was later controversially stripped of the title. In addition, he was known for the large gap in his teeth. He also had a boxing brother who was called Jinx.

Answer: Leon Spinks

Prior to winning the Olympic gold, Leon Spinks was a Marine. His brother was Michael Spinks who also won gold in 1976 in the Middleweight division. He was stripped of his World Heavyweight Title in 1978 because he fought Muhammad Ali, and lost, in an unsanctioned fight. That event would always overshadow his career.
6. He was nicknamed the Bayonne Bleeder. This boxer may or may not have been the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa. Professionally, he was best known for losing to Muhammad Ali in the 1975 World Heavyweight Title match.

Answer: Chuck Wepner

Sylvester Stallone developed the idea for "Rocky" while watching Chuck Wepner fight, though he subsequently claimed Rocky Balboa is based on Wepner. Wepner infamously lost to Muhammad Ali in 1975 after fifteen rounds. Wepner lost by technical knockout. Wepner also fought Andre the Giant in 1976. He lost after Andre the Giant physically threw him out of the ring.
7. This boxer, possibly the most famous ever, was nicknamed the Louisville Lip. He won both the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle.

Answer: Muhammad Ali

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Ali was also nicknamed the Greatest and the People's Champion. His professional boxing record was 56-5. He also won a gold medal in the Light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Ali knocked out George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle match on October 29, 1974.

He defeated Joe Frazier by TKO in the Thrilla in Manila on October 1, 1975.
8. This boxer was famous for his high-profile fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, 2015, which he lost by decision. Less famously known was his political career. He was first elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010.

Answer: Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao's fight against Mayweather was one of the most anticipated boxing events years. It was also one of the most controversial, mainly due to the use of IV injections by Mayweather, which were not approved by World Anti-Doping Agency.

Pacquiao was elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010 for the district of Sarangani. In 2016, he was elected at-large to the Senate.
9. He was one of the Fabulous Four of the 1980s. He was also named Boxer of the Decade for the 1980s. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal for the Light welterweight division.

Answer: Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray and the Fabulous Four were known for making the lighter weight classes popular, as opposed to the always-popular heavyweights. He retired with a 36-3-1 professional record.
10. This boxer really cooked things up in the ring. He won the Heavyweight gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games. In 1973, he was the first person to defeat Joe Frazier and won the World Heavyweight title.

Answer: George Foreman

Foreman, also known as Big George, retired from boxing with a 76-5 record. In 1994, he became even more famous and richer with the introduction of the George Foreman Grill. He named all five of his sons George, specifically George Jr. and Georges III-IV.
Source: Author Joepetz

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