Boxing - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Which India boxer bagged a gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships?

a. Sachin Singh
b. Thokchom Nanao Singh
c. VIkas Krishan
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

Sachin Singh on 27th Nov 2016 became the third Indian boxer to bag the gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships.

The tournament was held in St. Petersburg Russia.

Sachin recorded a victory over Cuban national champion Jorge Grinan in the 49 kg weight class.

Sachin defeated his rival 5-0 to record an Indian triumph.

The 16-year-old joined Thokchom Nanano Singh (2008) and Vikas Krishnan (2010) as a winner of this gold medal.

India finished the tournament with one gold and bronze.

Naman Tanwar had settled for a bronze in the 91 kg after losing in the semifinal.

In 2014, India secured just a bronze medal.

BFI or Boxing Federation of India announced cash prizes and incentives for the two winners.

Boxing Federation of India

  • President : Ajay Singh, Spicejet’s Chairman and MD
  • Secretary General: Jay Kowli, won the post in Sept 2016
  • Previous federation Boxing India was dissolved after a revolt by state units

2)   Which former light heavyweight champion passed away on 21st November 2015?

a. Joe Frazier
b. Muhammad Ali
c. Bob Foster
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Bob Foster

Bob Foster, former light heavyweight champion who combated Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali and became a sheriff’s deputy died at the age of 77 on 21st November 2015. Foster was the third greatest light heavyweight champion and had 14 title defences before he retired in the 1970s. He was indicted into International Boxing Hall of Fame’s first class in 1990. He also won the title of the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Fighter of the year in 1968.

3)   Which boxer was ranked number 2 in the latest international rankings released on 3rd November 2015?

a. Michael Conlan
b. Shiva Thapa
c. Vikas Krishan Yadav
d. Vijendar Singh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Shiva Thapa

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa was on 3rd November 2015 ranked world number 2 in the latest global rankings in the 56 kg category moving up by 5 places compared to previous rankings. Top spot was occupied by Michael Conlan from Ireland with 2150 points. Thapa got 1550 points. The next top ranking Indian boxer was Vikas Krishan Yadav.

4)   Which Irish boxer became the first to win the AIBA World Boxing Championship title 2015?

a. Andy Lee
b. Darren O’Neill
c. Mathew Macklin
d. Michael Conlan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Michael Conlan

Michael Conlan became the first Irish boxer to win an AIBA World Boxing Championship title. Belfast based Conlan who is a EU and Commonwealth Champion won against Uzbekistan's Murodjon Akhmadaliev. During the championship, another record was also set when Cuban boxer Joahnys Argilagos won gold, aged just 18 beating Russia's Vasili Egorov.

5)   How many Gold Medals were won by the Indian boxers at World Junior Women's boxing Championship held in Taiwan on 23rd May’15?

a. Ten
b. Nine
c. Six
d. Three
Answer  Explanation 


Savita (50kg), Mandeep Sandhu (52kg) and Sakshi (54kg) struck gold for the country, while Soniya (48kg) and Niharika Gonella (70kg) settled for silver medals.

6)   Name the person removed from his position as the president of Boxing India on 3rd May’15?

a. Sandeep Jajodia
b. Amitabh Thakur
c. Jay Kowli
d. Rajesh Kanwal
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sandeep Jajodia

The SGM, which was attended by 64 members of the BI, passed a No Confidence Motion in a Special Genral Meeting (SGM) of the Boxing India (BI) on 3 May 2015 removed Sandeep Jajodia as its president.

7)   Name the boxer who defeated Manny Pacquiao of Philippines on a unanimous decision to win the unified World Welterweight title of World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association on 3rd May’15?

a. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
b. Muhammad Khan
c. Mike Tyson
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

He is an American Boxer. The legendary bout termed as ‘Fight of the Century’, took place at iconic MGM Grand, Las Vegas and witnessed 12 rounds of intense boxing. This fight was the highest watched and most revenue generating almost 400 million dollars of all time.