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J !
03-30-2005, 08:03 AM
thought you might enjoy a few q's to test the grey matter and here ya go!

i'll leave em up for a day or two before giving you the answers so everyone who wants to can have a bash! enjoy!

100 k to whomever gets the most right (points that is!)

1. Who is listed as the shortest man ever to hold the heavyweight title

2.who beat Bombardier Billy Wells in four rounds in his debut at heavyweight?

3.who s the only fighter to have beaten Gene tunney (easy one that)?

4.who was born Gershon Mendelhoff?

5.Which lightweight was rumoured to have been able to box ten rounds and still have a parting in his hair!

6.Where was Gene Tunney born?

7.Who was known as the toy bulldog?

8.What was unusual about Max Schmeling’s heavyweight title win over Jack Sharkey in 1928?

9.How many times did Jack kid berg entertain accross the pond (i.e. how many fights in the USA did he have)?

10.Why did Henry Armstrong change his name and from what name did he change it?


:boxing: :boxing: :boxing:

Mick Hucknall
03-30-2005, 09:28 AM
1. Tommy Burns
2. Georges Carpentier
3. Harry Greb
4. Ted "kid" Lewis
5.
6. New York City
7. Mickey Walker
8. first fight outside Germany?
9.
10. Melody ( Henry ) jackson.

guardian
03-30-2005, 09:31 AM
1. Tommy Burns
2. Georges Carpentier
3. Harry Greb
4. Ted "kid" Lewis
5.
6. New York City
7. Mickey Walker
8. first fight outside Germany?
9.
10. Melody ( Henry ) jackson.
Can I just copy paste his answer to receive a 10M points?

J !
03-30-2005, 10:27 AM
haha he has a few correct but not all, give ti a go man!
its all form a book im reading at the moment, thought it might be fun and infomrative to have a go!

Yogi
04-01-2005, 05:19 PM
1. Tommy Burns
2. George Carpentier
3. Harry Greb (some say Tommy Loughran also bested Tunney)
4. Ted 'Kid' Lewis
5. Benny Leonard
6. NYC
7. Mickey Walker
8. Won title on foul
9. about 75 or so
10. Melody Jackson

J !
04-04-2005, 09:31 AM
1. tommy burns
2. goerge caprentier
3. harry greb
4. ted kid lewis
5. Benny Leonard
6. Greenwich village Manhattan island new york
7. Mickey Walker
8. Was the first heavyweight to win the crown on a foul
9. 75
10. Henry "melody" Jackson and he changed as he had been earning a living by throwing some fights on the Californian circuit


ill dish out 50 k to yogi and 50k to gazbo as you both made a good effort and got most right well done chaps!

Yogi
04-04-2005, 07:36 PM
1. tommy burns
2. goerge caprentier
3. harry greb
4. ted kid lewis
5. Benny Leonard
6. Greenwich village Manhattan island new york
7. Mickey Walker
8. Was the first heavyweight to win the crown on a foul
9. 75
10. Henry "melody" Jackson and he changed as he had been earning a living by throwing some fights on the Californian circuit


ill dish out 50 k to yogi and 50k to gazbo as you both made a good effort and got most right well done chaps!

I got a prize?

I wasn't expecting that, but thank you, JPW. :)

J !
04-06-2005, 07:32 AM
I got a prize?

I wasn't expecting that, but thank you, JPW. :)

pleasure mate i said 100k but two of you both got loads right so thought it fair to split it 50 k each! :boxing: :D

McGoorty
07-19-2011, 03:25 AM
1. Tommy BURNS I ,... 2. CARPENTIER ,.. 3. GREB (obvious 4 sure) ,.. 4. Ted kid LEWIS ,.. 5. Benny LEONARD ,.. 6. Probably MANHATTON ,.. 7. Easiest so far M. WALKER ... 8. SHARKEY Smacked MAXIE in the NUTS .,.. 9. 75 but that's the one I had no clue of so I hope they are right otherwise I'm way off,.. HARD QUESTION,.. 10. Melody Jackson ( just as well they did'nt name him "CREAMPUFF eh ). Roger, Out.

hhascup
07-19-2011, 01:39 PM
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]-->1. Tommy Burns
2. George Carpentier
3. Harry Greb
4. Ted 'Kid' Lewis
5. Benny Leonard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Leonard)
6. New York City
7. Mickey Walker
8. Won the title on foul but it was in 1930 not 1928.
9. 74
10. Armstrong began his professional career in 1931, under the nickname Melody Jackson. He later changed his last name to Armstrong, after a friend of his.

The Surgeon
07-19-2011, 04:47 PM
Answers are all down so no point listing them again but id have got all except for 4 and 9