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George Foreman Biography

George Foreman born George Edward Foreman “Big George” is an American former professional boxer,entrepreneur, actor, minister and author who competed in professional boxing from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur.

Following a troubled childhood, Foreman took up amateur boxing, winning a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Having turned professional the following year, he won the world heavyweight title by a second-round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973. Two successful title defenses were made before Foreman’s first professional loss to Muhammad Ali in “The Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974. Unable to secure another title opportunity, Foreman retired after a loss to Jimmy Young in 1977.

George Foreman Age

Foreman was born on January 10, 1949 in Marshall, Texas. He is 70 years old as of 2018.

George Foreman Net worth

Foreman’s has an estimated net worth of $300 million in 2018.

George Foreman Family

in 195,Foreman married Mary Joan Martelly . Prior to marrying Miss Martelly , he was married four times. He was married to Adrienne Calhoun from the period of 1971 to 1974, Cynthia Lewis from 1977 to 1979, Sharon Goodson from 1981 to 1982, and Andrea Skeete from 1982 to 1985.

Foreman has 12 children; five sons and seven daughters. His five sons are George Jr., George III “Monk”, George IV “Big Wheel”, George V “Red”, and George VI “Little Joey”. On his website, Foreman clarifies as to why he gave all of his sons the same names as his: “I named all my sons George Edward Foreman so they would always have something in common. I say to them, ‘If one of us goes up, then we all go up together, and if one goes down, we all go down together!'” Following his father’s footsteps, George III “Monk” has pursued a career in boxing and entrepreneurship.

Foreman’s two daughters from his marriage are Natalia and Leola. His three daughters from different relationship are Michi, Freeda, and Georgetta. He adopted a daughter, Isabella Brenda Lilja  in 2009, currently living in Sweden ; and another, Courtney Isaac in 2012. Isabella Brenda Lilja Foreman, alias “BellaNeutella”, is a Swedish blogger and adoptive daughter, to heavyweight boxer George Foreman.

 

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George Foreman Amateur accomplishments

    • Won his premier amateur fight on January 26, 1967 by a first-round knockout at Parks Diamond Belt Tournament.
    • Won the San Francisco Examiner’s Golden Gloves Tournament in the Junior Division in February 1967.
    • February 1967: Knocked out boxer Thomas Cook to win the Las Vegas Golden Gloves in the Senior Division.
    • February 1968: Knocked out boxer L.C. Brown to win the San Francisco Examiner’s Senior Title in San Francisco.
    • March 1968: Won the National AAU Heavyweight title in Toledo, Ohio vs. Henry Crump of Philadelphia in the final.
    • July 1968: Sparred five rounds on two different occasions with former World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston.
    • September 21, 1968: Won his second decision over Otis Evans to make the U.S. boxing team for the Mexico City Olympic Games.
    • Foreman had a 16–4 amateur boxing record going into the Olympics. He knocked out the Soviet Union’s Jonas Čepulis to win the Olympic Games Heavyweight Gold Medal. He was trained for the Olympic Games by Robert (Pappy) Gault.

 

George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali | The Rumble In The Jungle

Foreman’s next title defense against Muhammad Ali, was for the books. In 1974, he traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo,then Zaire, to defend his title against Muhammad Ali. The fight was promoted as “The Rumble in the Jungle”.

During training in DRC, Foreman suffered a cut above his eye, forcing postponement of the match for a month. Ali used this time to tour Zaire,while using every available opportunity to taunt Foreman stating that Foreman was favored, having knocked out both Joe Frazier and Ken Norton within two rounds.

When Foreman and Ali finally met in the ring, Ali began by being aggressive than expected, outscoring Foreman with a superior punching speed. However, Ali quickly realized that this approach required him to move much more than Foreman which would easily tire him. In the second round, Ali retreated to the ropes, shielding his head and hitting Foreman in the face at every opportunity. Foreman dug vicious body punches into Ali’s sides; however, Foreman was unable to land many big punches to Ali’s head. The ring ropes, being much looser than usual (Foreman later charged that Angelo Dundee had loosened them, and this story is supported by Norman Mailer in the book The Fight), allowed Ali to lean back and away from Foreman’s wild swings and then to clinch Foreman behind the head, forcing Foreman to expend much extra energy untangling himself. Ali also constantly pushed down on Foreman’s neck but was never warned about doing so. To this day, it is unclear whether Ali’s pre-fight talk of using speed and movement against Foreman had been just a diversionary tactic or whether his use of what became known as the “rope-a-dope” tactic was an improvisation necessitated by Foreman’s constant pressure.

Ali was able to occasionally counter off the ropes with blows to the face and penetrated Foreman’s defense. Ali continued to take heavy punishment to the body and occasionally a hard jolt to the head. Ali later said he was “out on his feet” twice during the bout. As Foreman began to tire, his punches began to lose power and became increasingly wild. An increasingly confident Ali taunted Foreman throughout the bout. Late in the eighth round, Foreman was left off balance by a hay maker, and Ali sprang off the ropes with a flurry to Foreman’s head, punctuated by a hard right cross that landed flush on the jaw, knocking Foreman down. Muhammad Ali was the first boxer to score a knockdown of Foreman.

Foreman later reflected that “it just wasn’t my night”. Though he sought one, he was unable to secure a rematch with Ali.

George Foreman vs Joe Frazer

Foreman remained inactive during 1975 and made a comeback in 1976. In 1976, he announced a comeback and stated his intention of securing a rematch with Ali. For his next bout, Foreman chose to face Joe Frazier in a rematch. Because of the one-sided Foreman victory in their first fight, and the fact that Frazier had taken a tremendous amount of punishment from Ali in Manila a year earlier, few expected him to win. Frazier at this point was 32–3, and Foreman was 41–1. However, the 2nd Foreman-Frazier fight was fairly competitive for its duration, as Frazier used quick head movements to make Foreman miss with his hardest punches. Frazier was wearing a contact lens for his vision which was knocked loose during the bout. After being unable to mount a significant offense, Frazier was eventually floored twice by Foreman in the fifth round and the fight was stopped.

George Foreman vs. Tyson

George Foreman and Mike Tyson never got to bout. According to boxing writer and historian Frank Lotierzo, he had gone out to eat with Georgie Benton, Lou Duva and Bobby Goodman on June 1, 1990 as they all were in Atlantic City for the Holyfield – McDonagh fight.While the group was eating that day in 1990, according to Lotierzo, who has written and spoken about this extensively, Benton said, “Bobby, what’s up with Foreman and Tyson, how come they’re not fighting each other on the 16th? Isn’t that the fight that King was trying to make?” Goodman then said, “Georgie, You’ll never believe this but, Fuckin’ Tyson is scared shit less of Foreman and wants no part of him. I was there when Don was trying to make the fight. He was telling Tyson that Foreman represented huge money, plus he was old and slow and would be no problem. Tyson got up and screamed at King saying, ‘I’m not fight in’ that Fuckin’ animal, if you love the motherfucker so much, you fight him!'”

George Foreman Grill

Upon coming back from retirement, Foreman argued that his success was due to his healthy eating habits. Salton, Inc. was looking for a spokesperson for its fat-reducing grill and approached him for endorsement of their product using his name to market their brand. The George Foreman Grill sold over 100 million units in 2009. Salton paid him $138 million in 1999, for the right to use his name. Prior to that, he was paid about 40% of the profits on each grill sold, so it is estimated he has made a total of over $200 million from the endorsement, apparently more than what he earned as a boxer.

Foreman has maximized  on the Foreman Grill’s success to endorse InventHelp; the parent company behind INPEX (Invention and New Product Exposition); America’s largest invention trade show.

 

George Foreman Boxing Record

Professional record summary
81 fights 76 wins 5 losses
By knockout 68 1
By decision 8 4

 

No.

Result

Record

Opponent

Type

Round, time

Date

Age

Location

Notes

81

Loss

76–5

 Shannon Briggs

MD

12

Nov 22, 1997

48 years, 316 days  Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Lost lineal heavyweight title

80

Win

76–4

 Lou Savarese

SD

12

Apr 26, 1997

48 years, 106 days  Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained WBU and lineal heavyweight titles

79

Win

75–4

 Crawford Grimsley

UD

12

Nov 3, 1996

47 years, 298 days  NK Hall, Urayasu, Japan Retained WBU and lineal heavyweight titles;
Won vacant IBA heavyweight title

78

Win

74–4

 Axel Schulz

MD

12

Apr 22, 1995

46 years, 102 days  MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained IBF and lineal heavyweight titles;
Won vacant WBU heavyweight title

77

Win

73–4

 Michael Moorer

KO

10 (12), 2:03

Nov 5, 1994

45 years, 299 days  MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBA, IBF, and lineal heavyweight titles

76

Loss

72–4

 Tommy Morrison

UD

12

Jun 7, 1993

44 years, 148 days  Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBO heavyweight title

75

Win

72–3

 Pierre Coetzer

TKO

8 (10), 1:48

Jan 16, 1993

44 years, 6 days  Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.

74

Win

71–3

 Alex Stewart

MD

10

Apr 11, 1992

43 years, 92 days  Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

73

Win

70–3

 Jimmy Ellis

TKO

3 (10), 1:36

Dec 7, 1991

42 years, 331 days  Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.

72

Loss

69–3

 Evander Holyfield

UD

12

Apr 19, 1991

42 years, 99 days  Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. For WBA, WBC, IBF, and lineal heavyweight titles

71

Win

69–2

 Terry Anderson

KO

1 (10), 2:59

Sep 25, 1990

41 years, 258 days  London Arena, London, England

70

Win

68–2

 Ken Lakusta

KO

3 (10), 1:24

Jul 31, 1990

41 years, 202 days  Northlands AgriCom, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

69

Win

67–2

 Adilson Rodrigues

KO

2 (10), 2:39

Jun 16, 1990

41 years, 157 days  Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

68

Win

66–2

 Mike Jameson

TKO

4 (10), 2:16

Apr 17, 1990

41 years, 97 days  Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.

67

Win

65–2

 Gerry Cooney

KO

2 (10), 1:57

Jan 15, 1990

41 years, 5 days  Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.

66

Win

64–2

 Everett Martin

UD

10

Jul 20, 1989

40 years, 191 days  Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

65

Win

63–2

 Bert Cooper

RTD

2 (10), 3:00

Jun 1, 1989

40 years, 142 days  Pride Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

64

Win

62–2

 J. B. Williamson

TKO

5 (10), 1:37

Apr 30, 1989

40 years, 110 days  Moody Gardens Hotel Spa, Galveston, Texas, U.S.

63

Win

61–2

 Manoel De Almeida

TKO

3 (10), 2:14

Feb 16, 1989

40 years, 37 days  Atlantis Theater, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

62

Win

60–2

 Mark Young

TKO

7 (10), 1:47

Jan 26, 1989

40 years, 16 days  Community War Memorial, Rochester, New York, U.S.

61

Win

59–2

 David Jaco

TKO

1 (10), 2:03

Dec 28, 1988

39 years, 353 days  Casa Royal Banquet Hall, Bakersfield, California, U.S.

60

Win

58–2

 Tony Fulilangi

TKO

2 (10), 2:26

Oct 27, 1988

39 years, 291 days  Civic Center, Marshall, Texas, U.S.

59

Win

57–2

 Bobby Hitz

TKO

1 (10), 2:59

Sep 10, 1988

39 years, 244 days  The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.

 

58

Win

56–2

 Ladislao Mijangos

TKO

2 (10), 2:42

Aug 25, 1988

39 years, 228 days  Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.

57

Win

55–2

 Carlos Hernández

TKO

4 (10), 1:36

Jun 26, 1988

39 years, 168 days  Tropworld Casino and Entertainment Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.

56

Win

54–2

 Frank Lux

TKO

3 (10), 2:07

May 21, 1988

39 years, 132 days  Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

55

Win

53–2

 Dwight Muhammad Qawi

TKO

7 (10), 1:51

Mar 19, 1988

39 years, 69 days  Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

54

Win

52–2

 Guido Trane

TKO

5 (10), 2:39

Feb 5, 1988

39 years, 26 days  Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

53

Win

51–2

 Tom Trimm

KO

1 (10), 0:45

Jan 23, 1988

39 years, 13 days  Sheraton Twin Towers, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

52

Win

50–2

 Rocky Sekorski

TKO

3 (10), 2:48

Dec 18, 1987

38 years, 342 days  Bally’s Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

51

Win

49–2

 Tim Anderson

TKO

4 (10), 2:23

Nov 21, 1987

38 years, 315 days  Eddie Graham Sports Complex, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

 

51

Win

49–2

 Tim Anderson

TKO

4 (10), 2:23

Nov 21, 1987

38 years, 315 days  Eddie Graham Sports Complex, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

50

Win

48–2

 Bobby Crabtree

TKO

6 (10)

Sep 15, 1987

38 years, 248 days  The Hitchin’ Post, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.

49

Win

47–2

 Charles Hostetter

KO

3 (10), 2:01

Jul 9, 1987

38 years, 180 days  County Coliseum, Oakland, California, U.S.

48

Win

46–2

 Steve Zouski

TKO

4 (10), 2:47

Mar 9, 1987

38 years, 58 days  ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, U.S.

47

Loss

45–2

 Jimmy Young

UD

12

Mar 17, 1977

28 years, 66 days  Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico

46

Win

45–1

 Pedro Agosto

TKO

4 (10), 2:34

Jan 22, 1977

28 years, 12 days  Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.

45

Win

44–1

 John Dino Denis

TKO

4 (10), 2:25

Oct 15, 1976

27 years, 279 days  Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.

44

Win

43–1

 Scott LeDoux

TKO

3 (10), 2:58

Aug 14, 1976

27 years, 217 days  Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, U.S.

43

Win

42–1

 Joe Frazier

TKO

5 (12), 2:26

Jun 15, 1976

27 years, 157 days  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hempstead, New York, U.S. Retained NABF heavyweight title

42

Win

41–1

 Ron Lyle

KO

5 (12), 2:28

Jan 24, 1976

27 years, 14 days  Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant NABF heavyweight title

41

Loss

40–1

 Muhammad Ali

KO

8 (15), 2:58

Oct 30, 1974

25 years, 293 days  Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Zaire Lost WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles

40

Win

40–0

 Ken Norton

TKO

2 (15), 2:00

Mar 26, 1974

25 years, 75 days  Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles

39

Win

39–0

 José Roman

KO

1 (15), 2:00

Sep 1, 1973

24 years, 234 days  Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles

38

Win

38–0

 Joe Frazier

TKO

2 (15), 2:26

Jan 22, 1973

24 years, 12 days  National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica Won WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles

37

Win

37–0

 Terry Sorrell

KO

2 (10), 1:05

Oct 10, 1972

23 years, 274 days  Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

36

Win

36–0

 Miguel Angel Paez

KO

2 (10), 2:29

May 11, 1972

23 years, 122 days  County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, U.S. Won Pan American heavyweight title

 

35

Win

35–0

 Ted Gullick

KO

2 (10), 2:28

Apr 10, 1972

23 years, 91 days  The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.

34

Win

34–0

 Clarence Boone

KO

2 (10), 2:55

Mar 7, 1972

23 years, 57 days  Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas, U.S.

33

Win

33–0

 Joe Murphy Goodwin

KO

2 (10)

Feb 29, 1972

23 years, 50 days  Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, U.S.

32

Win

32–0

 Luis Faustino Pires

RTD

4 (10), 3:00

Oct 29, 1971

22 years, 292 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

31

Win

31–0

 Ollie Wilson

KO

2 (10), 2:35

Oct 7, 1971

22 years, 270 days  Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

30

Win

30–0

 Leroy Caldwell

KO

2 (10), 1:54

Sep 21, 1971

22 years, 254 days  Beaumont, Texas, U.S.

29

Win

29–0

 Vic Scott

KO

1 (10)

Sep 14, 1971

22 years, 247 days  County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S.

28

Win

28–0

 Gregorio Peralta

TKO

10 (15), 2:52

May 10, 1971

22 years, 120 days  County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, U.S. Won vacant NABF heavyweight title

27

Win

27–0

 Stamford Harris

KO

2 (10), 2:58

Apr 3, 1971

22 years, 83 days  Playboy Club, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, U.S.

26

Win

26–0

 Charlie Boston

KO

1 (10), 2:01

Feb 8, 1971

22 years, 29 days  St. Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

25

Win

25–0

 Mel Turnbow

TKO

1 (10), 2:58

Dec 18, 1970

21 years, 342 days  Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, U.S.

24

Win

24–0

 Boone Kirkman

TKO

2 (10), 0:41

Nov 18, 1970

21 years, 312 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

23

Win

23–0

 Lou Bailey

TKO

3 (10), 1:50

Nov 3, 1970

21 years, 297 days  State Fairgrounds International Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.

22

Win

22–0

 George Chuvalo

TKO

3 (10), 1:41

Aug 4, 1970

21 years, 206 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

21

Win

21–0

 Roger Russell

KO

1 (10), 2:29

Jul 20, 1970

21 years, 191 days  Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 

20

Win

20–0

 George Johnson

TKO

7 (10), 1:41

May 16, 1970

21 years, 126 days  The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.

19

Win

19–0

 Aaron Eastling

TKO

4 (10), 2:24

Apr 29, 1970

21 years, 109 days  Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

18

Win

18–0

 James J. Woody

TKO

3 (10), 0:37

Apr 17, 1970

21 years, 97 days  Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.

17

Win

17–0

 Rufus Brassell

TKO

1 (10), 2:42

Mar 31, 1970

21 years, 80 days  Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S.

16

Win

16–0

 Gregorio Peralta

UD

10

Feb 16, 1970

21 years, 37 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

15

Win

15–0

 Jack O’Halloran

KO

5 (10), 1:10

Jan 26, 1970

21 years, 16 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

14

Win

14–0

 Charley Polite

KO

4 (10), 0:44

Jan 6, 1970

20 years, 361 days  Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S.

13

Win

13–0

 Gary Hobo Wiler

TKO

1 (10)

Dec 18, 1969

20 years, 342 days  Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, U.S.

12

Win

12–0

 Levi Forte

UD

10

Dec 16, 1969

20 years, 340 days  Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

11

Win

11–0

 Bob Hazelton

TKO

1 (6), 1:22

Dec 6, 1969

20 years, 330 days  International Hotel, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.

10

Win

10–0

 Max Martinez

KO

2 (10), 2:35

Nov 18, 1969

20 years, 312 days  Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S.

9

Win

9–0

 Leo Peterson

KO

4 (8), 1:00

Nov 5, 1969

20 years, 299 days  Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

8

Win

8–0

 Roberto Davila

UD

8

Oct 31, 1969

20 years, 294 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

7

Win

7–0

 Vernon Clay

TKO

2 (6), 0:32

Oct 7, 1969

20 years, 270 days  Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S.

6

Win

6–0

 Roy Wallace

KO

2 (6), 0:19

Sep 23, 1969

20 years, 256 days  Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S.

5

Win

5–0

 Johnny Carroll

KO

1 (6), 2:19

Sep 18, 1969

20 years, 251 days  Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, U.S.

4

Win

4–0

 Chuck Wepner

TKO

3 (10), 0:54

Aug 18, 1969

20 years, 220 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

3

Win

3–0

 Sylvester Dullaire

TKO

1 (6), 2:59

Jul 14, 1969

20 years, 185 days  Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.

2

Win

2–0

 Fred Askew

KO

1 (6), 2:30

Jul 1, 1969

20 years, 172 days  Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S.

1

Win

1–0

 Don Waldhelm

TKO

3 (6), 1:54

Jun 23, 1969

20 years, 164 days  Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

 

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