A boxing knowledge challenge.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by freelaw, Jan 21, 2023.

  1. freelaw

    freelaw Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I've probably posted it on this forum years ago, maybe it's been posted by somebody else, but I figure that in the Classic section it might get interesting and fun.

    So the rules are as follows:

    Using only your head you need to come up with a connection between any 2 fighters by 'the guy fought the guy fought the guy' chain. As in:
    Toney ----> Tyson
    Toney---->Holyfield---->Tyson

    Other posters must figure the riddle out using just their heads too.

    I'll start.

    Any takers on Naseem Hamed---->Nikolai Valuev ?
     
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  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Value fought Holyfield who fought Toney who fought Jones who fought Tito who fought Oscar who fought Mayweather who fought Corrales who fought Gainer who fought Kelley who fought Hamed.
     
  3. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Active Member Full Member

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    Ken Buchanan - - - - - - -> Muhammad Ali
     
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  4. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ken Buchanan lost to Roberto Duran who lost to Jorge Castro who lost to Roy Jones who beat John Ruiz who beat Evander Holyfield who beat Mike Tyson who beat Trevor Berbick who beat Muhammad Ali

    Azumah Nelson to Anthony Joshua
     
  5. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Valuev
    Haye
    Maccarinelli
    Jones
    Trinidad
    DLH
    Pacquiao
    Barrera
    Hamed
     
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  6. freelaw

    freelaw Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You did it :)

    I can't operate well below the 60's, I hope somebody does something like Dempsey-Gervonta Davies.
     
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  7. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Active Member Full Member

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    Very good, though I was thinking of a more straightforward way…
    Ken Buchanan lost to Duran who beat Iran Barklay who lost to Berbick who beat Ali
     
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  8. Mastrangelo

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    Azumah Nelson - Pernell Whitaker - Oscar De la Hoya - Bernard Hopkins - Roy Jones Jr. - John Ruiz - Nikolay Valuev - David Haye - Dereck Chisora - Dillian Whyte - Anthony Joshua

    I did it without boxrec too, proud of myslef - ha.

    From me: Erik Morales to Larry Holmes.
     
  9. freelaw

    freelaw Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Morales - Pacquiao - De La Hoya - Hopkins - Roy Jones - John Ruiz - Holyfield - Tyson - Holmes
     
  10. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I forgot that Iran fought Berbick.

    I’m watching his nephew right now in the Giants-Eagles playoff game BTW.
     
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  11. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster I check this every now and then Full Member

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    I dare anyone to get this one, i mapped it out myself

    John L Sullivan to Jose Napoles
     
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  12. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not counting Sullivan and Napoles... can I ask, how many names you have cut it down to?
     
  13. Mastrangelo

    Mastrangelo Member Full Member

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    I got from Napoles to Joe Louis. Got stuck there, lack in historical knowledge from before Joe. Hope someone else figures it out.
     
  14. Thread Stealer

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    Jim Corbett fought Jim Jeffries who fought Jack Johnson who fought Jess Willard who fought Jack Dempsey who fought Jack Sharkey who fought Joe Louis

    I looked up the rest but I’ll let someone else finish it
     
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  15. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    John L. Sullivan
    Jim Corbett
    Bob Fitzsimmons/Jim Jeffries
    Jack Johnson
    Brad Simmons
    Ham Pounder
    Archie Moore
    Bobo Olson
    Don Fullmer
    Emile Griffith
    Jose Napoles
     
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