1994-11-05 George Foreman w co 10 Michael Moorer, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA
1994-11-05 George Foreman w co 10 Michael Moorer, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA. Referee: Joe Cortez. Twenty years after losing the title to Muhammad Ali, Foreman (250), a 46-year-old grandfather, became the oldest man to win the heavyweight crown when he knocked out Moorer (222) at 2.03 of the tenth round. After nine almost one-sided rounds, Moorer, using the southpaw jab to knock Foreman’s head back in virtually every round, and with the latter’s face beginning to swell the end seemed imminent. However, most good judges thought it would be Moorer who would have his arm raised, but with the fight continuing in his favour in the tenth he was taken out by a crunching right to the jaw that gave him no chance of beating the count.
When Foreman was stripped of his WBA version of the championship in March 1995 for failing to take on the organisation’s leading challenger, Tony Tucker and Bruce Seldon were selected to contest the vacancy.