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[http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/foreman.html bio]]]
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'''Trainers''' : [[Dick Sadler]], [[Gil Clancy]], [[Charley Shipes]], and [[Angelo Dundee]]
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'''Trainers:''' [[Dick Sadler]], [[Archie Moore]], [[Gil Clancy]], [[Charley Shipes]], [[Angelo Dundee]]<br>
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'''[[:Category:George Foreman Gallery|George Foreman Gallery]]'''
 
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== Amateur Accomplishments ==
 
== Amateur Accomplishments ==
*At 19 years old, Foreman stood at 6 feet 3½ inches (192 cm) and weighed 218 pounds (99kg).
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*Won his first amateur fight on January 26, 1967 by a first-round knockout in the Parks Diamond Belt Tournament.
*Had his first amateur fight in December 1966, being battered by [[Max Briggs]]
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*First trainer was 36-year-old [[Nick (Doc) Broadus]].
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*Won his first amateur fight on January 26, 1967, by a first round knockout in the Parks Diamond Belt Tournament.
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*Won the ''San Francisco Examiner'''s [[Golden Gloves]] Tournament in the Junior Division in February 1967.
 
*Won the ''San Francisco Examiner'''s [[Golden Gloves]] Tournament in the Junior Division in February 1967.
*February 1967: knocked out [[Thomas Cook]] to win the Las Vegas Golden Gloves in the Senior Division.
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*February 1967: Knocked out [[Thomas Cook]] to win the Las Vegas Golden Gloves in the Senior Division.
*March 1967: lost a split decision in the Senior Division Finals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament in Milwaukee.
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*February 1968: Knocked out [[L.C. Brown]] to win the ''San Francisco Examiner'''s Senior Title in San Francisco.
*Late March 1967: defeated [[Lee White]].
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*March 1968: Won the [[:Category:United States Amateur Champions|National AAU]] Heavyweight title in Toledo, Ohio vs. [[Henry Crump]] of Philadelphia, PA in the final.
*January 1968: lost a split decision to [[Clay Hodges]].
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*July 1968: Sparred 5 rounds on two different occasions with former World Heavyweight Champion [[Sonny Liston]].
*February 1968: knocked out [[L.C. Brown]] to win the ''San Francisco Examiner'''s Senior Title in San Francisco.
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*September 21, 1968: Won his second decision over [[Otis Evans]] to make the U.S. boxing team for the Mexico City [[Olympic Games]].
*In late February 1968, Foreman lost a second decision to Clay Hodges.
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*Foreman had a 16-4 amateur boxing record going into the Olympics. He knocked out Russia's [[Ionas Chepulis]] to win the Olympic Games Heavyweight Gold Medal. He was trained for the Olympic Games by [[Robert (Pappy) Gault]].
*March 1968: won four fights, three by knockout, to win the [[:Category:United States Amateur Champions|National AAU]] heavyweight title in Toledo, Ohio.
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*July 1968: sparred 5-rounds on two different occasions with former World Heavyweight Champion [[Sonny Liston]].
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*August 1968: went 2-1 against the West German Team in Germany.
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*September 21, 1968: won his second decision over [[Otis Evans]] to capture the heavyweight berth to the Mexico City [[Olympic Games]].
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*Foreman had a 16-4 amateur boxing record going into the Olympics. He knocked out Russia's [[Ionas Chepulis]] to win the Olympic Games Heavyweight Gold Medal. He was trained for the Olympics Games by [[Henry (Pappy) Gault]].
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*Amateur Record: 22-4
 
*Amateur Record: 22-4
  
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*Defeated [[Giorgio Bambini]] (Italy) KO 2
 
*Defeated [[Giorgio Bambini]] (Italy) KO 2
 
*Defeated [[Ionas Chepulis]] (Soviet Union) TKO 2
 
*Defeated [[Ionas Chepulis]] (Soviet Union) TKO 2
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== Amateur Factoids ==
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*At 19 years old, Foreman stood at 6 feet 3 inches (192 cm) and weighed 218 pounds (99kg).
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*First trainer was 36-year-old [[Nick (Doc) Broadus]].
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*He was the sparring partner of Sonny Liston.
  
 
== Professional Career ==
 
== Professional Career ==
 
*World Heavyweight Champion 1973-74
 
*World Heavyweight Champion 1973-74
*[[WBA]]/[[IBF]] Heavyweight Champion 1994-95 (stripped of both titles)
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*[[WBA]]/[[IBF]] Heavyweight Champion 1994-95 (stripped of both titles).
*Claimed the Lineal Heavyweight Title until losing in 1997 to [[Shannon Briggs]]
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*Claimed the Lineal Heavyweight Title until losing in 1997 to [[Shannon Briggs]].
* Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Progress of the Year]] fighter for 1970.
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*Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Progress of the Year]] fighter for 1970.
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1973 and 1976
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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|''The Ring'' Fighter of the Year]] for 1973 and 1976.
*Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year|Comeback of the Year]] fighter for 1994.
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*Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] [[Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year|Comeback of the Year]] fighter for 1994.
*Named the ninth greatest puncher of all time in [[The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time!|''The Ring Magazine's'' list of the 100 Greatest Punchers]]
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*Named the ninth greatest puncher of all time in [[The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time!|''The Ring's'' list of the 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time]].
*Autobiography: [[By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman]]
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== Outside the Ring ==
 
== Outside the Ring ==
*Guest-starred on a fifth season (1976) episode of ''Sanford and Son'', entitled "The Directors," as himself.
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*Guest starred on a fifth season (1976) episode of ''Sanford and Son'', entitled "The Directors," as himself.
 
*Became highly successful with his "Lean Mean Grilling Machine," and starred in ads for Meineke mufflers.
 
*Became highly successful with his "Lean Mean Grilling Machine," and starred in ads for Meineke mufflers.
*Has five sons, all named George.
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*Has five sons (all named George), one whom [[George Foreman III]] is also a professional boxer.
 
*Daughter [[Freeda George Foreman|Freeda]] embarked on a brief professional boxing career.
 
*Daughter [[Freeda George Foreman|Freeda]] embarked on a brief professional boxing career.
*Is a born-again Christian and an ordained minister in Texas.
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*Is a born-again Christian and an ordained minister with own church in Texas.
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*Commentated on several fights for [[HBO]].
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*Autobiography: [[By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman]]
  
==External Links ==
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== Trivia ==
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* The 2006 [[Rocky Balboa]] movie was inspired by George Foreman and his twilight return to the ring to win the heavyweight title.
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== External Links ==
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*[http://biggeorge.com/main/ George Foreman's Official Website]
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*''George Foreman Makes A Remarkable Transformation'', Tony Zonca, Eagle/Times, Reading, PA, January 17, 1990. [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FcMxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eeUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6361%2C322213]
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*''A Remarkable Transformation'' [continued] Tony Zonca, Eagle/Times, Reading, PA, January 17, 1990. [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FcMxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eeUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2125%2C340608]
 
*Main Wikipedia [[Wikipedia:George_Foreman|Bio]]
 
*Main Wikipedia [[Wikipedia:George_Foreman|Bio]]
 
*[http://www.cduniverse.com/sresult.asp?HT_Search=xartist&HT_Search_Info=Foreman%2C+George&BAB=Y Audio recordings] by Foreman
 
*[http://www.cduniverse.com/sresult.asp?HT_Search=xartist&HT_Search_Info=Foreman%2C+George&BAB=Y Audio recordings] by Foreman
 
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*[http://www.boxing-scoop.com/show_boxer.php?boxer_ID=3907 Amateur record] (incomplete)
 
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Revision as of 17:29, 2 February 2013

George Foreman.jpg
Class of 2003
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: George Foreman
Alias: Big
Born: 1949-01-10
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 3½″   /   192cm
Reach: 78½″   /   199cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Dick Sadler, Archie Moore, Gil Clancy, Charley Shipes, Angelo Dundee
George Foreman Gallery

Contents

Amateur Accomplishments

  • Won his first amateur fight on January 26, 1967 by a first-round knockout in the Parks Diamond Belt Tournament.
  • Won the San Francisco Examiner's Golden Gloves Tournament in the Junior Division in February 1967.
  • February 1967: Knocked out Thomas Cook to win the Las Vegas Golden Gloves in the Senior Division.
  • February 1968: Knocked out L.C. Brown to win the San Francisco Examiner's Senior Title in San Francisco.
  • March 1968: Won the National AAU Heavyweight title in Toledo, Ohio vs. Henry Crump of Philadelphia, PA in the final.
  • July 1968: Sparred 5 rounds on two different occasions with former World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston.
  • September 21, 1968: Won his second decision over Otis Evans to make the U.S. boxing team for the Mexico City Olympic Games.
  • Foreman had a 16-4 amateur boxing record going into the Olympics. He knocked out Russia's Ionas Chepulis to win the Olympic Games Heavyweight Gold Medal. He was trained for the Olympic Games by Robert (Pappy) Gault.
  • Amateur Record: 22-4

Olympic Results


Preceded by:
Joe Frazier
Olympic Gold Medalist
Heavyweight Champion

1968
Succeeded by:
Teofilo Stevenson
Preceded by:
Forest Ward
National AAU Heavyweight Champion
1968
Succeeded by:
Earnie Shavers


Amateur Factoids

  • At 19 years old, Foreman stood at 6 feet 3 inches (192 cm) and weighed 218 pounds (99kg).
  • First trainer was 36-year-old Nick (Doc) Broadus.
  • He was the sparring partner of Sonny Liston.

Professional Career

Outside the Ring

  • Guest starred on a fifth season (1976) episode of Sanford and Son, entitled "The Directors," as himself.
  • Became highly successful with his "Lean Mean Grilling Machine," and starred in ads for Meineke mufflers.
  • Has five sons (all named George), one whom George Foreman III is also a professional boxer.
  • Daughter Freeda embarked on a brief professional boxing career.
  • Is a born-again Christian and an ordained minister with own church in Texas.
  • Commentated on several fights for HBO.
  • Autobiography: By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman

Trivia

  • The 2006 Rocky Balboa movie was inspired by George Foreman and his twilight return to the ring to win the heavyweight title.

External Links


Preceded by:
Joe Frazier
WBA Heavyweight Champion
WBC Heavyweight Champion

1973 Jan 22 – 1974 Oct 30
Succeeded by:
Muhammad Ali
Preceded by:
Michael Moorer
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1994 Nov 5 – 1995 Mar 4
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Bruce Seldon
Preceded by:
Michael Moorer
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1994 Nov 5 – 1995 Jun 29
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Michael Moorer


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