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Ralph Oates' boxing quiz book
Ralph Oates' boxing quiz book

Boxing historian Ralph Oates’ eighth book will pack a punch with fans of the sport.

The World Champions Boxing Quiz Book contains 1000 questions based on 50 boxers who have won a world title during their respective careers, including Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe and Frank Bruno.

With a foreword written by former WBC world, British and European lightweight champion Jim Watt MBE, the book is set to test and delight anyone with an interest in boxing.

Ralph said: Some of the questions will appear easy while others will make you think twice about something you felt very certain you knew.”

Regarded as the leading compiler of boxing quiz books in the country, Ralph himself started out as an amateur boxer.

Unable to continue in the sport, he instead became an avid fan who wrote articles for The British Boxing Board of Control Yearbook for 18 years and had his own weekly column in The Enquirer.

Ralph has also twice supplied a question list on boxing for the BBC Lottery show Who Dares Wins and is the present Boxing Consultant for The Guinness World Records.

The World Champions Boxing Quiz Book is published by Candy Jar Books.