George Foreman vs. Gregorio Manuel Peralta (2nd meeting)

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1971-05-10 : George Foreman 216 lbs beat Gregorio Peralta 196 lbs by TKO at 2:52 in round 10 of 15

  • NABF Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)


  • The NABF title had been vacated by Muhammad Ali in order to challenge Joe Frazier for the World Heavyweight Championship on March 8, 1971.
  • Peralta suffered a cut over his left eye in the third round.
  • Foreman staggered Peralta with two left hooks in the seventh round.
  • Foreman never dropped Peralta to the canvas, but referee Elmer Costa gave him an eight-count after he lay helplessly against the ropes late in the tenth round. After Foreman blasted Peralta into the ropes again, Costa stopped the fight.

Preceded by:
Ali vs. Bonavena
NABF Heavyweight Title Fight
# 3
Succeeded by:
Ali vs. Ellis