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Boxing Vocabulary Quiz

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1. After knocking down an opponent, a boxer must go to the

red corner
blue corner
neutral corner
a) red corner b) blue corner c) neutral corner

2. If boxers lean on and hold each other, they are

clinching
breaking
hugging
a) clinching b) breaking c) hugging

3. A left-handed fighter is known as

an orthodox
a leftover
a southpaw
a) an orthodox b) a leftover c) a southpaw

4. A quick, straight punch with the leading hand is a

hook
jab
cross
a) hook b) jab c) cross

5. A series of punches thrown in sequence is called a

parry
carry
combination
a) parry b) carry c) combination

6. An illegal blow to the lower back is called a

sucker punch
kidney punch
rabbit punch
a) sucker punch b) kidney punch c) rabbit punch

7. If a fighter looks hurt, the referee will call for a standing

ovation
ligature
eight count
a) ovation b) ligature c) eight count

8. A closed hand with fingers bent in toward the palm is called a

fist
knuckle
blow
a) fist b) knuckle c) blow

9. Amateur boxers must wear protective

knee pads
headgear
shorts
a) knee pads b) headgear c) shorts

10. A fighter with a serious cut could lose on a technical

detail
strike
knockout
a) detail b) strike c) knockout

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