George Foreman

The American two times heavyweight world champion “Big George” Foreman was the oldest man ever who have won the heavyweight crown. He started his career at the age of 19, in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics he attracted the public interest by winning the gold medal. Between 1969 and 1971 his growth as a fighter was remarkable. In all his fights Foreman was unbeatable. In 1970 he won memorably against George Chuvalo and this presented him as one of the toughest knockout boxers in the world history. In 1973 Foreman won in the ring against the heavyweight champion Joe Frazier by knockout in two rounds with knocking him down. Unfortunately, Foreman lost his crown to Muhammad Ali in the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974.

However, this was not the end of Foreman who continued boxing and winning. His durability as a boxer was remarkable and in 1994 at the age of 45, he stunned world-wide boxing fans by defeating in the tenth round Michael Moorer and became for the second time a heavyweight champion. He retired from boxing at last in 1998 and in 2003 he was nominated to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and named by Ring Magazine as the 9th greatest boxer of all time.

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