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George Foreman den 1 eller den 2. f. 22.jan. 1948, Marshall, TX, USA. 193 cm og 101 kg ( i 2. version 114 kg)Hans første sportstriumf kom med den olympiske guldmedalje i 1968 (Mexico). Herefter blev den legandariske tidl. verdensmester Archie Moore hans træner i mange år. Mange vil - desværre - kun erindre Don Kings opsatte kamp d. 30.okt.19734 i Kinshaha, Zaire, hvor han overraskende blev knockoutet af fænomenet Mohammed Ali.
Forinden havde Foreman haft en ubesejret sværvægtskarriere, hovedsagelig baseret på en ægte slagkraft. Hvem husker ikke hans måde at demolisere den tidl. verdensmester Joe Frazier d. 22.jan. 1973 i Kingston, Jamaica. 6 gange over 2 omgange blev Frazier knaldet ned.
George Foreman gjorde come back på sine ældre dage. Kun Evander Holyfield - mange år yngre og meget atletisk - kunne vinde en kneben pointsejr over den 43-årige champ.
George Foreman - den hårdtslående prædikant - var noget helt særligt med en slagkraft endnu voldsommere end Mike Tyson.

George Foreman the first or the second, born Jan.22, 1948, Marshall, TX, USA. 193 cm and 101 kg (in secon version 114 kg.). His first triumph came with the Olympic Golden Medal in 1968 (Mexico City). The legandary and charismatic former champion Archie Moore became his coach for many years, which among other factors benefit him with great successes thanks to his magnificant punch. An exception was the fight in Kinshasa, Zaire, in which Mohammed Ali got him with a lucky punch. His fights against Joe Frazier are boxing-history indeed.
On this "senior-days" he did a spectacular come-back. Only Evander Holyfield - many years younger and very much athletic - could beat him in a narrow match by point.
George Foreman - the hard puncher and preacher - was really something with a even tougher punch than f.ex. Mike Tyson.
Watching George Foreman - was the embodiment of heavyweight!

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