Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy Birthday George Foreman!

It is hard to believe George Foreman turns 67 today. George became famous for the sport of boxing. Boxing is sort of fading away in the sports world or at least to me. I see it being replaced by Ultimate Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts. Those sports haven't grabbed me like boxing. Not that I'm the biggest boxing fan on the planet. However, there was something magical about those big boxing matches in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Foreman was a two-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic Gold Medalist. He won the title the first time against Joe Frazier who was undefeated at the time and regarded as a great boxer. He lost his title to the great Muhammad Ali. He would regain the title at the age of 45 and was the oldest heavyweight champion ever.

Below George Foreman defends his title...

Foreman has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame.

An infomercial on his famous grill...

Outside the ring he is known for the George Foreman grill. He earned about $200 million from the grill. He also went on to be an author and a minister. We wish him a Happy Birthday and many more years.

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