Famous Boxers

Can you name these well-known boxers from history and the present?
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
First submittedJuly 28, 2015
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He danced like a butterfly and stung like a bee
Muhammed Ali
Mike Tyson
Person whose ear was bit
Evander Holyfield
First person to beat #2
Buster Douglas
Heavyweight champ at age 45
George Foreman
"Thrilla in Manila" loser
Joe Frazier
Boxers known as "Sugar Ray"
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Robinson
Detroit's "Brown Bomber"
Joe Louis
Undefeated welterweight known as "Money"
Floyd Mayweather
Filipino who battled #10
Manny Pacquiao
British boxer; The last undisputed heavyweight champ
Lennox Lewis
49-0 Italian-American heavyweight
Rocky Marciano
Won titles at 154 lbs through heavyweight. Robbed at the 1988 Olympics
Roy Jones Jr.
First African-American heavyweight champ
Jack Johnson
These two had the "Fight of the Century" in the 1920's
Jack Dempsey
Gene Tunney
Defeated #1 and broke his jaw. Father of an NFL player
Ken Norton
Mayor of Kiev. He was never knocked down
Vitali Klitschko
Mexican-American "Golden Boy". Champion in 6 weight classes
Oscar De La Hoya
Panamanian lightweight with 103 wins
Roberto Durán
He was called "The Hitman"
Thomas Hearns
Defended the heavyweight title 20 times between 1978 and 1985
Larry Holmes
Mexican boxer who started his career 87-0
Julio César Chávez
Level 73
Jul 29, 2015
No Jake LaMotta?
Level 71
Aug 24, 2015
I also tried him without reading all of the questions expecting him to pop up.
Level 78
Aug 24, 2015
Same here.
Level 82
Aug 24, 2015
Ricky Hatton was also know as 'The Hitman'..
Level 68
Aug 24, 2015
If one is enough of a boxing fan to have heard of Ricky Hatton, he/she would surely know that Hearns is the preferred answer.
Level 82
Sep 21, 2015
I agree. But the question as it is written can be answered correctly with 'Hatton'.. So it should be an acceptable answer.
Level 71
Jun 19, 2017
As a Brit with only a passing interest in boxing, I've heard of Ricky Hatton but not Hearns

...although I wouldn't have guessed Hatton anyway

Level 71
Aug 26, 2015
There's only one "Hitman"...and it ain't Ricky Hatton.
Level 82
Sep 21, 2015
Thank you for your subjective viewpoint. Phew. I can sleep easy now that you have informed us of your opinion.
Level 72
Jan 12, 2017
As was Jeff Harding...and probably plenty more
Level 60
Aug 24, 2015
Rocky Marciano, Rocky Marciano………he beat Joe Louis' ass…..
Level 47
Aug 24, 2015
One time, Frank Sinatra came in here, and sat in this chair. I say, "Frank, you hang out with Joe Louis. Just between me and you, how old is Joe Louis?" Know what Frank told me? He said "Hey, Joe Louis is a hundred thirty-seven years old." A hundred and thirty-seven years old!
Level 60
Aug 24, 2015
"Man…you ain't never met no Frank Sinatra"…."FU, FU, FU, and FU, who's next?"
Level 71
Aug 26, 2015
Every time I start talkin' bout boxing, a white man gotta pull Rocky Marciano outta there ass!
Level 72
Aug 24, 2015
Lennox Lewis is Canadian btw.
Level 70
Nov 4, 2015
Born 2 September 1965 (age 50)

West Ham, London, England ............ even someone with little knowledge will admit he is British.

Level 68
Aug 24, 2015
This is truly sad. I have been to Joe Louis Arena, and did not realize that it was named after a boxer.
Level 48
Aug 24, 2015
Read up on him, he is quite a story
Level 63
Aug 31, 2015
Excellent quiz! Love to see good boxing trivia on here!
Level 41
Mar 4, 2016
Never heard of hearns. Hatton 's the better answer.
Level 32
Aug 3, 2016
how old are you 10? How have you never heard of Tommy Hearns. One great fighter among great fighters. watch Hearns v Leonard or Hearns V Haggler great fights
Level 80
Apr 17, 2016
No "senator from California" question??
Level 31
Oct 24, 2016
''danced'' like a butterfly
Level 79
Aug 21, 2017
I thought this was going to be a quiz about underwear.
Level 73
Jun 12, 2020
top quiz .would have liked a question on Marvin Hagler , you have included hearns ,Leonard and Duran . Hagler was the best of this wonderful quartet.
Level 85
Aug 8, 2020
great quiz but... wait, no butterbean?
Level 72
Oct 30, 2020
Love the clue about Roy Jones. That decision was the reason I stopped paying attention to the Olympics.
Level 42
Oct 31, 2020
So close. 1 off but I couldn't spell "Klitschko"
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