GEORGE FOREMAN RUMORS

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The 1970′s, the Golden Era of modern heavyweights. The era of Ali and Frazier. Of Foreman, Norton and later Holmes. Of bangers like Ron Lyle, Jerry Quarry and Earnie Shavers. Jimmy Young, a smooth boxing counter-punching master was overshadowed by Ali, Frazier and Foreman. Then later by the Norton and Larry Holmes. He was so close and yet so far. He had two shots at the championship...
Via Streaming Sports Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

George Foreman Wants Bernard Hopkins to Retire

Some irony and some truth to Big George’s words to Bernard Hopkins. Here is what he had to say to TMZ. “Leave while you can. When the curtain closes, you don’t want to be laying on your back in the middle of the ring.” When asked what he would say to Hopkins, Foreman told us, “Bernard, you looked great! Fantastic! Isn’t that the way you wanna go out? You looked unbeatable...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

George Foreman’s Son Arrested For Choking Wife (Mugshot)

George Foreman V was arrested over the weekend after the police say he attacked his wife. TMZ had the scoop: According to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, officials say George the 5th choked Ashley McVea-Figueroa during an altercation on February 2. The documents say George attacked Ashley by “impeding the normal breathing and circulation of the blood … by applying pressure...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

George Foreman III's New Innovation District Gym

District's largest high-tech resident, has decided to throw its weight behind 'The Club by George Foreman III,' the neighborhood's innovative new boxing gym. Part of the company's push for employee health and wellness and greater support for the neighborhood, LogMeIn has provided entrepreneur and gym owner, George Foreman III, with initial sponsorship of the new...
Via Ringnews24
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

BSO Interview: Heavyweight Boxing Legend George Foreman

George Foreman has done and accomplished more in 64 years of living, than 3 or 4 people might have accomplished combined in one lifetime.  Foreman has been an Olympian, Heavyweight Champion, gold medalist,  Boxing Hall Of Famer, ordained Baptist minister, author, and entrepreneur. He also has the distinct honor of having 5 sons all named George.  He has nicknames for them...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History (1/24): Foreman KOs Lyle

On this day in 1976, boxing legend George Foreman knocked out Ron Lyle in the fifth round. Foreman fought Lyle for the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title in his first big fight since the 1974 loss to Muhammad Ali. The match turned into a slugfest for the ages: in the fourth round, Lyle was knocked down once and Foreman twice. Foreman ended up winning by 5th round KO...
Via Metta Chronicles
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ali watches Foreman bout on birthday

Muhammad Ali had a knockout of a 71st birthday, celebrating with friends and family and watching a video of his ''Rumble in the Jungle'' win over George Foreman in Africa. Ali's former business manager, Gene Kilroy, said the fighter - who has long suffered from Parkinson's - particularly enjoyed a big birthday cake in the celebration Thursday at his home...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

In tribute to Santa Claus, the most successful fat prizefighters of the past 25 Years

In honor of Kris Kringle and his epic voyage around the globe, below are the three most successful plump boxers to enter the squared circle over the course of the past quarter-century. 1) “Big” George Foreman — Foreman (76-5, 68 … Continue reading →
Via Sports by Colin
December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

George Foreman vs. Larry Holmes in 1999: Fantasy -and almost reality- fight

George Foreman and Larry Holmes both signed a contract to finally meet in the ring of the Houston Astrodome, slated for January 1999. Big George ultimately bailed when the promoters failed to pony up enough cash to make Foreman's $10 million purse. The two aged greats went home with the non-refundable deposits, and the idea of a Foreman vs. Holmes clash was never revived...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Klitschko has no plans to break Foreman's record

WBC champion Vitali Klitschko says he doesn't plan on becoming the oldest heavyweight titleholder in history because he wants to advance his political career in Ukraine. Asked Monday how long he intends to keep fighting, the 40-year-old Klitschko says ''not a long time'' and will instead ''concentrate on politics because Ukraine has huge potential.'...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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