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1960’s Boxing Trivia from Ring Magazine

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Early in the 1960s, Sonny Liston took the heavyweight championship from Floyd Patterson and looked set for a very long reign. However, Cassius Clay burst on to the scene, schooled Liston, and so began the most famous era in boxing history. Later in the decade, Bob Foster begins a Hall of Fame run at light heavyweight.

How much do you really know about boxing’s history? Take this 1960s boxing history challenge created by Ring Managing Editor Tom Gray to find out!

 

(Original Caption) 5/24/1968-New York, NY- A hard right delivered by challenger Bob Foster turns the face of champion Dick Tiger to putty during their championship bout at Madison Square Garden. Foster kayoed Tiger in the fourth round to win the light-heavyweight title.

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