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Boxing Vocabulary Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of the vocabulary that you learned on the boxing reading page.

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. After knocking down an opponent, a boxer must go to the:
a) red corner b) blue corner c) neutral corner
2. If boxers lean on and hold each other, they are:
a) clinching b) breaking c) hugging
3. A left-handed fighter is known as:
a) an orthodox b) a leftover c) a southpaw
4. A quick, straight punch with the leading hand is a:
a) hook b) jab c) cross
5. A series of punches thrown in sequence is called a:
a) parry b) carry c) combination
6. An illegal blow to the lower back is called a:
a) sucker punch b) kidney punch c) rabbit punch
7. If a fighter looks hurt, the referee will call for a standing:
a) ovation b) ligature c) eight count
8. A closed hand with the fingers bent in toward the palm is a:
a) fist b) knuckle c) blow
9. Amateur boxers must wear protective:
a) sunglasses b) headgear c) earplugs
10. A fighter with a serious cut could lose on a technical:
a) detail b) strike c) knockout

Contributor: Matt Errey