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Foreman, George Edward

Born: 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Boxer, Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers, Ministers

1949 – born Jan. 10, Marshall, Texas, U.S., Foreman grew up in Houston, Texas, and learned to box in

a U.S. Job Corps camp in Oregon.



1968 – He won the Olympic gold medal in heavyweight boxing.



1973 – His first world heavyweight title victory was his second-round knockout of Joe Frazier.



1974 – He had won all 40 of his professional bouts, many by knockout, before he fell in eight rounds to Muhammad Ali, in the so-called "Rumble in the Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire, one of the most famous matches in modern boxing history.




1978 – He retired but began a remarkable comeback in 1987 at age 38.




1994 – he regained the title in 10 rounds against Michael Moorer in 1994 to become, at 45, the oldest titleholder ever. He announced his retirement again the next year but fought a few more times in 1996 – 97.



He has been an ordained minister since 1977.




International Boxing Hall of Fame



1970s-1980s – Foreman has been married 7 times, 6 children with his most recent wife, Mary Joan Martelly. In Total he has five daughters and five sons, Foreman named all of the sons George: George Jr.,

George III (His Business manager) George IV, George V, and George VI.



1990s-2000s – he made millions as a TV pitchman for a low-fat cooking gadget called the George Foreman Grill.