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a contestant on
reality boxing show left after being warned by Charity Lords of the Ring neurosurgeons that he might die?
boxer Jim Hall (pictured) was buried in an unmarked grave, apparently to elude the man to whom he had sold his skeleton?
artist (1901–1983) traveled with Tony Sisti Ernest Hemingway and was also a New York State boxing champion?
and Wilfredo Gomez Wilfredo Benitez share not only their first name, but also their Puerto Rican nationality? They also won three world boxing titles each.
boxer, , was so feared by the James Field police force of London in the 18th century, that they would pretend not to recognize him rather than arresting him?
Romanian boxer is listed by the Gogea Mitu Guiness Book of World Records as the world's tallest professional boxer?
the wide variety of people who have been
includes deported from the United States Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick, political activist Emma Goldman, and Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?
featherweight world boxing champion spent two years in Andre Routis Morocco as a mechanic for the French Colonial Army?
boxer was named the Harold Gomes fighter of the month following his world title victory over Ring Magazine Paul Jorgensen?
class in heavyweight boxing has no maximum weight limit?
, a Raul Macias Cuban- Mexican boxer parlayed his popularity into a successful career in telenovelas?
, the John Steel Ziegfeld Follies tenor who introduced Irving Berlin's song "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody", later appeared in staged boxing matches?
referee awarded Johnny LoBianco boxer Roberto Durán a 1972 knockout despite his apparent low blow, with sportswriter Red Smith stating "anything short of pulling a knife is regarded indulgently"?
Puerto Rican boxer was the José Ruíz Matos World Boxing Organization's first super flyweight champion?
heavyweight boxer recorded nine victories in his first year as a professional, including one over future Joe Baksi actor Jack Palance?
Hall of Fame football player was also a Ed Molinski Golden Gloves state boxing champion and served in the U.S. Marines during World War II?
Yugoslavian boxing champion played the violin in his youth, and published a book of poems after the end of his career?
Thai boxer holds the Pongsaklek Wonjongkam flyweight division records for fastest knockout (34 seconds) and consecutive title defenses (15)?
wanted all three judges at a John R. Branca bout to be women, but one of the boxer's handlers nixed the idea as "there's going to be a lot of blood and I don't want the three judges throwing up"?
was the first person to develop a set of rules for Jack Broughton boxing?
, an Harold Hardwick Australian swimming gold medallist at the 1912 Olympics, was also a national boxing champion and later an army colonel?
lost her Bridgett Riley contact lenses in the fifth round of a boxing match against Theresa Arnold on , leading to her first ever defeat?
, September 19 1996 12 of the 23 medals awarded to
so far were given to competitors in Egypt at the Olympics combat sports such as wrestling, boxing, judo and taekwondo?
More interesting facts on Boxing
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Question 1: Who out of the following people is credited as a creator of Boxing?
Question 2: Typically, three men stand in the corner besides the boxer himself; these are the trainer, the assistant trainer and the ________.
Question 3: Where does Boxing come from?
Question 4: Some notable boxers who have been able to develop relative power in their jabs and use it to punish or 'wear down' their opponents to some effect include ________ and Wladimir Klitschko.
Question 5: The first inductees in 1990 included Jack Johnson, Benny Leonard, Jack Dempsey, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray Robinson, ________, and Muhammad Ali.
Question 6: Wraps are also subject to inspection, a notable example being the fight between Shane Mosley and ________, where a plaster like substance was found in the wraps of Margarito, resulting in his suspension for "at least a year."
Question 7: In 2000, the ________ government rejected calls for a ban following the life-threatening injuries to Paul Ingle.
Question 8: Slip – ________ rotates the body slightly so that an incoming punch passes harmlessly next to the head.
Question 9: Professional boxing was banned in ________ in 1981, and in Sweden it was banned in 1981  but legalized again in 2007 .