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George Foreman

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Net worth 2018: $250 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Marshall, Texas
Country: United States
BirthDay: 10 January 1949
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.92 m
Education: Rice University

George Foreman was bornon 10 January 1949 in Marshall, Texas, American. George Edward Foreman is the former World Heavy weight Champion who started his life from street fights and poverty but trained himself to be a world renowned boxer. He is known for his epic fights with ace boxers like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, etc. His is a very interesting life story of epic victories, devastating defeats, retirements and larger than life comebacks. His was not a consistent boxing career as after every defeat he retreated into a safe haven away from the world of boxing. After his well-known defeat at the hands of Muhammad Ali, Foreman became a born-again Christian and devoted his life to god, charity and his family. But just when the world thought that he has succumbed to oblivion, he made a massive comeback at the age of 40, proving to the world that age is just a number. His fame and unorthodox boxing career earned him a lot of respect and money and he turned into a successful entrepreneur. He has been rated as one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the 9th greatest puncher of the century. He is also an author of multiple cookbooks and children’s books.


$250 Million


By the 12th round, Briggs was declared as the champion and Foreman retired for good at the age of 48


For the first 9 rounds Moorer outboxed Foreman but in the 10th round he punched Moorer in the chin and he landed flat on his back


He has adopted two girls, Isabella Brandie Lilia and Courtney Isaac, in the years 2009 and 2012 respectively


In 1997, Foreman fought his last boxing match against Shannon Briggs for the right to face WBC champion Lennox Lewis


On November 5, 1994, at the age of 45, he became the oldest heavyweight champ in history when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round


In 1993, Foreman lost the match against Tommy Morrison


In 1991, Foreman fought the heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield for the world title in a Pay Per View boxing event


In 1989, Muhammad Ali and Foreman became good friends


In 1988, he won 9 fights, notably knocking out the Cruiserweight Champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi in one of these fights


Foreman made a return from his retirement in 1987 because he had exhausted all his money earned from boxing from previous years and he needed to support his children


During 1981-83, Foreman got married and divorced thrice


After his first defeat, Foreman made his comeback in 1976 in Las Vegas


In the summer of 1974, Foreman suffered his first defeat


In 1973, he silenced all the criticisms against him by fighting the ace champion Joe Frazier


1969 and 1970 were glorious years in the career of Foreman as he fought 13 fights in 1969 and won all of them, and in 1970 continued winning boxing matches by knocking out 11 men in total


In 1968, Foreman went on to win a gold medal in Olympics’ Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Mexico City


George Foreman was born on 10 January 1949 in Marshall, Texas

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