After only 22 amateur fights George Foreman burst upon the boxing world by winning the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. In one of the longest professional careers in boxing history (1969-1997) Foreman posted a 76-5 record with 68 knockouts. The native of Marshall, Texas, won the undisputed heavyweight world championship in 1973 with a second-round KO over Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica. After losing the crown to Muhammad Ali in 1974, Foreman went into retirement only to return in 1987 at the age of 38. On November 5, 1994 the 45 year-old Foreman became the oldest man to win the heavyweight crown when he knocked out defending WBA/IBF champ Michael Moorer in the 10th round. George Foreman was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

George Foreman

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