George Foreman

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George Foreman

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

Trainers : Dick Sadler, Gil Clancy, Charley Shipes, and Angelo Dundee

Amateur Accomplishments

  • At 19 years old, Foreman stood at 6 feet 3? inches (192 cm) and weighed 218 pounds (99kg).
  • Had his first amateur fight in December 1966, being battered by Max Briggs
  • First trainer was 36-year-old Nick (Doc) Broadus.
  • 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.
  • March 1967: lost a split decision in the Senior Division Finals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament in Milwaukee.
  • Late March 1967: defeated Lee White.
  • January 1968: lost a split decision to Clay Hodges.
  • February 1968: knocked out L.C. Brown to win the San Francisco Examiner's Senior Title in San Francisco.
  • In late February 1968, Foreman lost a second decision to Clay Hodges.
  • March 1968: won four fights, three by knockout, to win the National AAU heavyweight title in Toledo, Ohio.
  • July 1968: sparred 5-rounds on two different occasions with former World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston.
  • August 1968: went 2-1 against the West German Team in Germany.
  • September 21, 1968: won his second decision over Otis Evans to capture the heavyweight berth to 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 Olympics Games by Henry (Pappy) Gault.
  • Amateur Record: 22-4

Olympic Results

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.
  • Daughter Freeda embarked on a brief professional boxing career.
  • Is a born-again Christian and an ordained minister in Texas.

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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
Succeeded by:
Bruce Seldon
Preceded by:
Michael Moorer
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1994 Nov 5 – 1995 Jun 28
Succeeded by:
Michael Moorer