George Foreman

Boxing Champ George Foreman Full Name: George Foreman
Nationality: American

Profession: Boxing Champ
Why Famous: George Foreman was a surprise winner at the 1968 Olympic Games when he won the heavyweight title. After turning professional he quickly fought his way through the ranks winning the heavyweight title in 1973 against Joe Frazier. He successfully defended his title twice before losing in a famous fight "the Rumble in the Jungle" to Muhammad Ali in Zaire in 1974.

Foreman returned from retirement in 1987 after 10 years to defeat Michael Moorer for the IBF and WBA heavyweight titles. He retired for a second time in 1997. His career record was 76-5, 68 wins by knock out. Foreman was also well known for his endorsement of the Foreman Grill, which sold over 100 million units.

Born: January 10, 1949 (68 years old)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, USA

Married Life

  • 1971-12-24 Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun
  • 1974-02-13 Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage
  • 1977-10-06 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis
  • 1979-08-03 Professional boxer George Foreman (30) divorces Cynthia Lewis after more than a year of marriage
  • 1981-09-15 Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson
  • 1982-04-23 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage
  • 1982-04-28 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete
  • 1985-02-04 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) divorces Andrea Skeete after almost 3 years of marriage
  • 1985-03-25 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Historical Events in the Life of George Foreman

  • 1968-10-26 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)
  • 1973-01-22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1973-09-01 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1974-03-26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1976-01-24 George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
  • 1990-01-15 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City
  • 1994-11-05 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship
  • 1995-03-04 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
  • 1995-04-22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas
  • 1995-06-29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

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