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George Foreman is the former world heavyweight champion of the world. He started his life on the street fights to poverty. He trained himself with the help of Doc Broaddus to be a world renown boxer. He is known for his epic fights with ace fighters like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and a bunch of other names.

George Edward Foreman, a retired American boxer, was born on January 10, 1949, in Marshall,Texas. He grew up in Houston's rough Filth Ward District. With six other siblings, George, and his siblings, grew up in a poverty-stricken household in Houston. His stepfather, a drunkard, spent all his railroad worker’s wage on alcohol. Unfortunately, this meant that the family depended upon on the mother’s meager salary. …show more content…

Olympic Boxing Team for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. The Gold Medal match for the Heavyweight Boxing Division was between Foreman and Ionas Chepulis, of the Soviet Union. The bout was called during Round Two with a technical knockout. Shortly after the Olympics, George went pro. Being 6 feet 3 ½ inches and 218 pounds, Foreman is a fearsome ring presence. Opponents were brutalized due to Foreman’s raw power. It took a total thirty-seven professional bouts before he earned the shot for the heavyweight title. January 22nd, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, Foreman contended against the heavyweight champion, ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier. As the decided underdog, Foreman shockingly knocked the champ down six times during the first two rounds. Round two was not completed since Joe had been knocked down. After these two rounds, George claimed the heavyweight title. He escalated his career by fighting a match against the infamous heavyweight boxer Ken Norton. Ken, was notorious for his awkward fighting techniques and for breaking Muhammad Ali’s jaw by the second round, Foreman had beaten Ken so badly that his legs in the ring and the referee had to intervene and stop the fight. In the summer of 1974 Foreman suffered his first defeat. He fought against Muhammad Ali in a match that took place Conge. It was a tough match where both fighters fought very hard, but by the eighth round, Foreman started to get tired and and with Ali’s final blow to Foreman it was declared that Foreman had lost the

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