Ali’s win over Foreman was COMPLETE and ruined Foremans psyche for a time, you idiots always start discussing rematch results when bouts don’t go your way… WTF Ali
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“Big” George Foreman (76-5-0 KO’s 68), 1968 Olympic gold medalist and 2-time undisputed heavyweight champion. No heavyweight in history was or is physicaly stronger then he was and No one could hit as hard as he did. Foreman was a strong hulk in the ring and had an iron chin to take punishment as well. He was gifted with an rocket forced uppercut and a steady heavy jab that was strong enough to be an common heavyweight’s right hand punch. Foreman was feared by many fighters as well and there are not to unknown reasons why Mike Tyson never wanted to face him or Mohammad Ali diden’t want to face him in a rematch. What a guy he is outside the ring. I would love to have a chanse to meet him personally.Posted June 13, 2013 12:36 pm
I don’t know who’s who around here anymore.Posted June 13, 2013 5:29 am
Ernie Enema Slurper trolling again…Posted June 13, 2013 12:04 am
Derek… You’re right.. He didn’t put a physical whipping on Foreman like Holyfield and Stewart did.. He whipped him on the scorecards, which is all I meant.. I thought it was pathetic for Morrison to beat anybody ranked in the top 10 — since the hapless Michael Bentt knocked him out.. I also was interested in seeing who Bentt was going to defend against.. I thought WOW who’s this guy going to fight? When it turned out to be Herbie Hide I thought he better start looking for a soft spot on the canvas to save himself from a beating.Posted June 12, 2013 10:35 pm
Sulaiman is part of the problem in boxing….Posted June 12, 2013 9:48 pm
“Moorer was busting his ass for 10 rounds but George was still ready to grab the ring when the fleeting opportunity arrived.” Yeah, that was an amazing win for one guy and an amazing loss for the other. I still like watching replays of the KO.Posted June 12, 2013 7:05 pm
Why does ESB keep posting the nonsense Suliwoman writes? He’s a clown everyone hates.Posted June 12, 2013 6:50 pm
MORRISON whipped Foreman’s behind? I doubt Tommy hit him more than 5 times. Foreman hit Morrison maybe twice, after which Morrison TURNED AROUND and walked away. In the middle of the fight! Morrison won that fight by doing very little, while Foreman did less. Morrison certainly did not “whip” Foreman, at all, in any way shape or form.Posted June 12, 2013 6:49 pm
If Foremanh wanted to fight Ali so bad he would have demanded a rematch with Young and prepared a lot better for the rematch.
George wanted to fight Young, who could box and had a good jab.. Foreman knew beating Young could help him get ready for Ali without risking too much — because Young was a feather fisted puncher.. The Young loss was a massive emotional blow worse than the Ali loss — because Young had 20 wins and 5 losses..
Foreman never developed that massive emotional strength until he embarked on his comeback … Holyfield beat George up… Alex Stewart battered Foreman something unbelievable… Even Morrison whipped Foreman’s behind — but George never let go of the dream. Moorer was busting his ass for 10 rounds but George was still ready to grab the ring when the fleeting opportunity arrived.
That was the only KO his scored in his last 7 fights. He never even knocked anyone else down in those last 7 fights. But he was ready with the one that counted … George said, “You can lose a lot of fights … it doesn’t matter … it’s the fights you win that count.Posted June 12, 2013 4:04 pm
“Foreman didn’t want to fight Ali again” I read otherwise, Tark. It was my understanding that Foreman wanted to fight Ali again but after he lost to Young, that threw Foreman out of contention and let to the Ali/Young match.Posted June 12, 2013 1:29 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
I agree, I didn’t feel Ali wanted to make another attempt at fate with Big George…Posted June 12, 2013 12:24 pm
Ditto Hidalgo, George would not gas out in a rematch and Ali knew it. But,.. George went on to become The Man again and redeem himself and gain yet another HW Championship. Foreman was awesome. And he is quite a successful business man. Credit and Cudos to Big George Foreman. A man of inspiration and motivation and success for all of us.Posted June 12, 2013 11:16 am
This writer doesn’t check his facts… He writes, “Foreman became the heavyweight champion of the world by knocking out Joe in three rounds, after five stumbling knockdowns.”
Foreman stopped Frazier in 2 rounds and there were 6 knockdowns. They weren’t stumbling pieces of work either.
Norton was George’s 2nd defense. His 1st defense was Joe Roman.
Foreman claimed a knee injury not an arm injury.
“Foreman opened a business to sell hamburger machines.” Nope. They’re grills. They can grill hamburgers, ribs, chops, steaks, and chicken breasts. Foreman didn’t start the company. He was hired as spokes-personality.
John Carlos and Tommie Smith were in solidarity with the other medal winner, Peter Norman, who protested Australia’s practices … Carlos and Smith gave a human rights salute… During the Viet Nam war, that was the right thing to do. If Foreman wanted to wave the flag, okay.. But there was war profiteering going on. Thousands of American boys were being slaughtered for profit. Civil rights struggles were being fought in America.
Most people believe, “I stand with my country—right or wrong.” That’s why the world will never share peace and prosperity on a continuing basis. It’s easy to bed down with evil. It’s difficult to address it as individual citizens.Posted June 12, 2013 10:35 am
Foreman didn’t want to fight Ali again… George was idle for over a year after the fight, and took several years before he got back in with a good boxer in Jimmy Young… That didn’t work out too well… George went idle again and mulled that fight over for about 10 years.
Then he had a thought, “I need to pace myself.”Posted June 12, 2013 10:30 am
What’s his son doing. He has potential. hoping he does not turn into another wilderPosted June 12, 2013 8:33 am
I’m really enjoying your pieces Mr. Sulaiman. 1976 was your first year as president? I could have sworn it was a lot more than that! Not that I’m trying to call you old, I respect my elders:)Posted June 11, 2013 11:15 pm
Nice tribute to George. BTW, the reason Ali did’t want to face him again is because even though he stopped Foreman, George beat the crap out of him. Ali new Foreman wouldn’t fall for that rope-a-dope trick twice and he was in no mood to get back into the ring with the “Executioner.”Posted June 11, 2013 9:48 pm
They left out George’s fight with Joe King Roman which happened between the 1st win vs Frazier and the loss to Ali.Posted June 11, 2013 9:29 pm
George Foreman, a self made man, and a giant among men.Posted June 11, 2013 3:06 pm