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Muhammad Ali

written by: austaly
 
Some people say he was the greatest sportsman of the 20th century, others say he was one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Let's see what you know about the man many believe was the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.

Question 1:


In what city and year did Muhammad Ali win the Olympic gold medal for the United States of America in the boxing light heavyweight division?
Mexico City 1968
Melbourne 1956
Tokyo 1964
Rome 1960

Question 2:


Muhammad Ali took up boxing as a result of someone stealing his bicycle.
False
True

Question 3:


Although Muhammad Ali was from Louisville, Kentucky he represented this major American city as a junior in the Golden Gloves.
Washington
Chicago
Dallas
New York

Question 4:


Who was Muhammad Ali's first professional fight and victory against?
Archie Moore
Tunney Hunsacker
Alonzo Johnson
Joe Louis

Question 5:


When did Muhammad Ali defeat Sonny Liston to win the World Heavyweight Championship?
May 1964
October 1964
December 1963
February 1964

Question 6:


Which one of his boxing opponents did Muhammad Ali label "The Washer Woman"?
Zora Folley
Clevland Williams
Ernie Terrell
George Chuvalo

Question 7:


What was the name of Muhammad Ali's legendary trainer?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


During a fight, Muhammad Ali kept asking this boxer, "What is my name?".
Zora Folley
Ernie Terrell
Floyd Patterson
Clevland Williams

Question 9:


Who was Muhammad Ali's last opponent before his boxing license was suspended in 1967?
Zora Folley
Cleveland Williams
George Chuvalo
Ernie Terell

Question 10:


Who did Muhammad Ali fight against in his come-back match in 1970?
Zora Folley
Oscar Bonavena
Jerry Quarry
Jimmy Ellis

Question 11:


Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali in the first of their 3 fights.
False
True

Question 12:


On his way to fighting George Foreman, Muhammad Ali lost a fight against this boxer.
Ken Norton
Alvin Lewis
Mac Foster
Jergin Blin

Question 13:


Did Muhammad Ali get his jaw broken in a fight against Ken Norton in 1973?
No
Yes

Question 14:


In which African country did Muhammad Ali fight George Foreman in a match referred to as "The Rumble in the Jungle"?
Ghana
Egypt
Cameroon
Zaire

Question 15:


What name was given to the tactic that Muhammad Ali used to defeat George Foreman?
Rope a Dope
Hope and Pray
Run and Hide
Rope and Hope

Question 16:


Which boxer did Muhammad Ali fight in the boxing event called "Thrilla in Manila"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 17:


Who won the fight referred to as "The Thrilla in Manila"?
Ali knocked out Frazier after 14 rounds.
Ali won by a technical knock out after 14 rounds.
Ali won on points
Ali knocked out Frazier in the final round.

Question 18:


In 1978, Muhammad Ali lost to this boxer but then defeated him later that year, thus regaining the heavyweight championship title for a record 3rd time.
Joe Bugner
Leon Spinks
Ken Norton
Joe Frazier

 


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