Difference between revisions of "George Foreman vs. Axel Schulz"

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*'''Unofficial HBO Judge:''' [[Harold Lederman]] 111-117
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*'''Unofficial AP Scorecard:''' 114-114
 
*'''[[International Boxing Federation]] Heavyweight Title''' (Foreman defending)<br>
 
*'''[[International Boxing Federation]] Heavyweight Title''' (Foreman defending)<br>
 
*'''[[WBU]] Heavyweight Title''' (Vacant title)<br>
 
*'''[[WBU]] Heavyweight Title''' (Vacant title)<br>
*'''Weights:''' Foreman 256 lbs, Schulz 221 lbs<br>
 
 
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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*Foreman was a 6 to 1 favorite.
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*Foreman made $10 million. Schulz got $350,000.
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*Foreman landed 249 of 543 punches. Schulz landed 229 of 482.
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*In 2000, at former IBF president [[Bob Lee]]'s racketeering trial, promoter [[Bob Arum]] testified that he agreed to pay $200,000 for the IBF to grant a special exemption to approve a title fight between Foreman and the unranked Schulz. $100,000 would be paid before the fight, and the other $100,000 would be paid after the fight. Arum said that he made the pre-fight payment but refused to make the post-fight payment after learning that Foreman had paid $250,000 to another IBF official. According to prosecutors, after Foreman won by a controversial decision, promoter [[Cedric Kushner]] paid the IBF to mandate a rematch. Foreman refused the rematch and vacated the IBF title.
  
- HBO unofficial ringside scorer Harold Lederman scored the fight 117-111 for Schulz as many other observer thought Schulz clearly won the fight.
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==External Links==
 
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*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1006522/index.htm "Fat Chance" by Richard Hoffer - ''Sports Illustrated'' - May 1, 1995]
- In 2000, at former IBF president [[Bob Lee]]'s racketeering trial, [[Bob Arum]] testified that he agreed to pay $200,000 for the IBF to grant a special exemption to approve a title fight between Foreman and the unranked Schulz. $100,000 would be paid before the fight, and the other $100,000 would be paid after the fight. Arum said that he made the pre-fight payment but refused to make the post-fight payment after learning that Foreman had paid $250,000 to another IBF official. According to prosecutors, after Foreman won by a controversial decision, promoter [[Cedric Kushner]] paid the IBF to mandate a rematch. Foreman refused the rematch and vacated the IBF title.  
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*[http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/06/sports/boxing-arum-details-payoff-proposal-in-trial-of-ibf-s-founder.html "Arum Details Payoff Proposal In Trial of I.B.F.'s Founder" - ''New York Times'' - June 6, 2000]
 
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(Source: ''New York Times'' June 6, 2000)
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Latest revision as of 20:55, 10 March 2013

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1995-04-22 : George Foreman 256 lbs beat Axel Schulz 221 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12


Notes

  • Foreman was a 6 to 1 favorite.
  • Foreman made $10 million. Schulz got $350,000.
  • Foreman landed 249 of 543 punches. Schulz landed 229 of 482.
  • In 2000, at former IBF president Bob Lee's racketeering trial, promoter Bob Arum testified that he agreed to pay $200,000 for the IBF to grant a special exemption to approve a title fight between Foreman and the unranked Schulz. $100,000 would be paid before the fight, and the other $100,000 would be paid after the fight. Arum said that he made the pre-fight payment but refused to make the post-fight payment after learning that Foreman had paid $250,000 to another IBF official. According to prosecutors, after Foreman won by a controversial decision, promoter Cedric Kushner paid the IBF to mandate a rematch. Foreman refused the rematch and vacated the IBF title.

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