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George Foreman boxer

George Foreman image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 78½″/199cm
Debut 1969-06-23
Born 1949-01-10
Nationality USA
Residence Houston, Texas, USA
bouts
81
won
76
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
81
won
76
lost
5
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 78½″/199cm
Debut 1969-06-23
Born 1949-01-10
Nationality USA
Residence Houston, Texas, USA

George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed "Big George", he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur.After a troubled childhood Foreman took up amateur boxing and won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Having turned professional the next year, he won the world heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973. Two successful title defenses were made before Foreman's first professional loss to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974. Unable to secure another title opportunity, Foreman retired after a loss to Jimmy Young in 1977.

George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed "Big George", he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur.After a troubled childhood Foreman took up amateur boxing and won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Having turned professional the next year, he won the world heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973. Two successful title defenses were made before Foreman's first professional loss to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974. Unable to secure another title opportunity, Foreman retired after a loss to Jimmy Young in 1977.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 22, 1997 Shannon Briggs WLWWWW Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Majority decision
April 26, 1997 Lou Savarese WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 3, 1996 Crawford Grimsley WWWWWW Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Urayasu vacant International Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1995 Axel Schulz WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 5, 1994 Michael Moorer WWWWWW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 7, 1993 Tommy Morrison WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1993 Pierre Coetzer WWWWLL Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1992 Alex Stewart WWLWLW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 7, 1991 Jimmy Ellis WWWDWW Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1991 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 25, 1990 Terry Anderson LWWWWL London Arena, Millwall WIN
KO
July 31, 1990 Ken Lakusta WWLLWW Northlands Agricom, Edmonton WIN
KO
June 16, 1990 Adilson Rodrigues WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
April 17, 1990 Mike Jameson LLLLL Caesars Tahoe, Circus Maximus Showroom, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1990 Gerry Cooney WLWWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1989 Everett Martin WLWWLL Convention Center, Tucson WIN
Unanimous decision
June 1, 1989 Bert Cooper WWWLWL Pride Pavilion, Phoenix WIN
Corner retirement
April 30, 1989 J.B. Williamson WWLLLW Moody Center, Galveston WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1989 Manoel de Almeida WLLLLL Atlantis Theater, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 26, 1989 Mark Young LLWWLL War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1988 David Jaco LLWLLL Casa Royal Hotel, Bakersfield WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1988 Tony Fulilangi WWWWLL Civic Center, Marshall WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1988 Bobby Hitz WWWLWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1988 Ladislao Mijangos WWLWWW Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1988 Carlos Hernandez DLLWLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 1988 Frank Lux WWWWWL Sullivan Arena, Anchorage WIN
Technical knockout
March 19, 1988 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WLWLWL Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1988 Guido Trane DLWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 23, 1988 Tom Trimm LLLLLL Sheraton Twin Towers, Orlando WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1987 Rocky Sekorski WWLLWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 21, 1987 Tim Anderson WWWWLL Sports Complex, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1987 Bobby Crabtree LWLWWL Hitchin' Post USA, Springfield WIN
Technical knockout
July 9, 1987 Charles Hostetter LWWWLL Oakland Coliseum, Oakland WIN
KO
March 9, 1987 Steve Zouski LLLWLL Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1977 Jimmy Young WWLWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1977 Pedro Agosto LWLLWD Civic Auditorium, Pensacola WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 1976 John Dino Denis WWWWDW Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 14, 1976 Scott LeDoux WWWWLL Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1976 Joe Frazier LWLWWL Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1976 Ron Lyle WWWLLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas vacant NABF Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1974 Muhammad Ali WWLWWW Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
March 26, 1974 Ken Norton WWWWWL El Poliedro, Caracas World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 1973 Jose Roman WWWWWW Nippon Budokan World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 22, 1973 Joe Frazier WWWWWW National Stadium, Kingston World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1972 Terry Sorrell WLLLLL Salt Palace, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
May 11, 1972 Miguel Angel Paez WWLLWW Coliseum Arena, Oakland Pan American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 10, 1972 Ted Gullick WWLLDL Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
March 7, 1972 Clarence Boone LLWLLL Golden Triangle Arena, Beaumont WIN
KO
Feb. 29, 1972 Joe Murphy Gordwin LLLLLL City Coliseum, Austin WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1971 Luis Faustino Pires WLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 7, 1971 Ollie Wilson LLLLLL Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1971 Leroy Caldwell WWWDLL Golden Triangle Arena, Beaumont WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1971 Vic Scott LLW County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
KO
May 10, 1971 Gregorio Peralta LWWWWW Coliseum Arena, Oakland vacant NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1971 Stamford Harris LLWLLL Playboy Club Hotel, Lake Geneva WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1971 Charlie Boston WWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1970 Mel Turnbow LWWLLL Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1970 Boone Kirkman WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1970 Lou Bailey LLLWLL Fairgrounds' International Building, Oklahoma City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1970 George Chuvalo WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1970 Roger Russell LLLLLL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
KO
May 16, 1970 George Johnson WWWWLL Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1970 Aaron Eastling LLLWLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1970 James J Woody LWLWDW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1970 Rufus Brassell WWWWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1970 Gregorio Peralta WWWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 1970 Jack O'Halloran LLWLDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Jan. 6, 1970 Charley Polite LLLWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1969 Gary Hobo Wiler LWWWLL Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1969 Levi Forte LLWLLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 6, 1969 Bob Hazelton LWLWWL International Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1969 Max Martinez LLLWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Nov. 5, 1969 Leo Peterson LWLWLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1969 Roberto Davila WWLLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 7, 1969 Vernon Clay WWLWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 23, 1969 Roy Wallace LWWLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1969 Johnny Carroll WLWLLL Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 1969 Chuck Wepner WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 14, 1969 Sylvester Dullaire WWWLWW Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill WIN
Technical knockout
July 1, 1969 Fred Askew LLWWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
June 23, 1969 Don Waldhelm LLWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout