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George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) is a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author and entrepreneur. After dropping out of school at the age 15, later training in California as a boxer for a couple of years, he went on to be a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, Foreman won the World Heavyweight title with a second round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973. He made two successful title defenses before losing to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974. He was able to secure another title shot, but retired following a loss to Jimmy Young in 1977. He has said he was reborn following that fight, and subsequently became a practicing minister in the Houston area. Ten years later, Foreman announced a comeback. In November 1994, at age 45, he regained the Heavyweight Championship by knocking out Michael Moorer. He remains the oldest Heavyweight Champion in history. He retired in 1997 at the age of 48, with a final record of 80–5, including 78 knockouts.

Foreman has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Foreman as the eighth greatest heavyweight of all-time.[3] In 2002, he was named one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine.[4] The Ring ranked him as the 9th greatest puncher of all-time.[5] He was a ringside analyst for HBO's boxing coverage for twelve years, leaving in 2004.[6] Outside of boxing, he is a successful entrepreneur and is known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide.[7] In 1999 he sold the naming rights to the grill for $138 million.[

Professional boxing record76 Wins (68 knockouts, 8 decisions), 5 Losses (1 knockout, 4 decisions), 0 Draws[22]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 76–5 Shannon Briggs MD 12 22/11/1997 Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Lost Lineal Heavyweight title.
Win 76–4 Lou Savarese SD 12 26/04/1997 Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Retained Lineal & WBU Heavyweight title.
Win 75–4 Crawford Grimsley UD 12 03/11/1996 Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan Retained Lineal & WBU Heavyweight title.
Win 74–4 Axel Schulz MD 12 22/04/1995 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Retained Lineal, & IBF Heavyweight titles. Won vacant WBU Heavyweight title.
Win 73–4 Michael Moorer KO 10 (12) 05/11/1994 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won Lineal, WBA, & IBF Heavyweight titles.
Loss 72–4 Tommy Morrison UD 12 07/06/1993 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For vacant WBO Heavyweight title.
Win 72–3 Pierre Coetzer TKO 8 (10) 16/01/1993 Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 71–3 Alex Stewart MD 10 11/04/1992 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 70–3 Jimmy Ellis TKO 3 (10) 07/12/1991 Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, United States
Loss 69–3 Evander Holyfield UD 12 19/04/1991 Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For Lineal, WBC, WBA, & IBF Heavyweight titles.
Win 69–2 Terry Anderson KO 1 (10) 25/09/1990 New London Arena, Millwall, London, England, United Kingdom
Win 68–2 Ken Lakusta KO 3 (10) 31/07/1990 New London Arena, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 67–2 Adilson Rodrigues KO 2 (10) 16/06/1990 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 66–2 Mike Jameson TKO 4 (10) 17/04/1990 Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, United States
Win 65–2 Gerry Cooney TKO 2 (10) 15/01/1990 Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 64–2 Everett Martin UD 10 20/07/1989 Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 63–2 Bert Cooper RTD 2 (10) 01/06/1989 Pride Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 62–2 J. B. Williamson TKO 5 (10) 30/04/1989 Moody Center, Galveston, Texas, United States
Win 61–2 Manoel De Almeida TKO 3 (10) 16/02/1989 Atlantis Theater, Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 60–2 Mark Young TKO 7 (10) 26/01/1989 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York, United States
Win 59–2 David Jaco TKO 1 (10) 28/12/1988 Casa Royal Hotel, Bakersfield, California, United States
Win 58–2 Tony Fulilangi TKO 2 (10) 27/10/1988 Civic Center, Marshall, Texas, United States
Win 57–2 Bobby Hitz TKO 1 (10) 10/09/1988 The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 56–2 Ladislao Mijangos TKO 2 (10) 25/08/1988 Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Win 55–2 Carlos Hernandez TKO 4 (10) 26/06/1988 Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 54–2 Frank Lux TKO 3 (10) 21/05/1988 Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 53–2 Dwight Muhammad Qawi TKO 7 (10) 19/03/1988 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 52–2 Guido Trane TKO 5 (10) 05/02/1988 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 51–2 Tom Trimm KO 1 (10) 23/01/1988 Sheraton Twin Towers, Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 50–2 Rocky Sekorski TKO 3 (10) 18/12/1987 Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 49–2 Tim Anderson TKO 4 (10) 21/11/1987 Sports Complex, Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 48–2 Bobby Crabtree TKO 6 (10) 15/09/1987 Springfield, Missouri, United States
Win 47–2 Charles Hostetter KO 3 (10) 09/07/1987 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, United States
Win 46–2 Steve Zouski TKO 4 (10) 09/03/1987 Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 45–2 Jimmy Young UD 12 17/03/1977 Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1977 Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine.
Win 45–1 Pedro Agosto TKO 4 (10) 22/01/1977 Civic Auditorium, Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 44–1 John Dino Denis TKO 4 (10) 15/10/1976 Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 43–1 Scott LeDoux TKO 3 (10) 14/08/1976 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, United States
Win 42–1 Joe Frazier TKO 5 (12) 15/06/1976 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, United States Retained NABF Heavyweight title.
Win 41–1 Ron Lyle KO 5 (12) 24/01/1976 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won vacant NABF Heavyweight title.
1976 Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine.
Loss 40–1 Muhammad Ali KO 8 (15) 30/10/1974 Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Zaire Lost The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles.
1974 Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine.
Win 40–0 Ken Norton TKO 2 (15) 26/03/1974 El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela Retained The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles.
Win 39–0 Jose Roman KO 1 (15) 01/09/1973 Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Retained The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles.
Win 38–0 Joe Frazier TKO 2 (15) 22/01/1973 National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica Won The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles.
1973 Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine.
Win 37–0 Terry Sorrell KO 2 (10) 10/10/1972 Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 36–0 Miguel Angel Paez KO 2 (10) 11/05/1972 Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, United States Won Pan American Heavyweight title.
Win 35–0 Ted Gullick KO 2 (10) 10/04/1972 Forum, Inglewood, California, United States
Win 34–0 Clarence Boone KO 2 (10) 07/03/1972 Beaumont, Texas, United States
Win 33–0 Joe Murphy Goodwin KO 2 (10) 29/02/1972 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 32–0 Luis Faustino Pires TKO 5 (10) 29/10/1971 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 31–0 Ollie Wilson KO 2 (10) 07/10/1971 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 30–0 Leroy Caldwell KO 2 (10) 21/09/1971 Beaumont, Texas, United States
Win 29–0 Vic Scott KO 1 (10) 14/09/1971 El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 28–0 Gregorio Peralta TKO 10 (15) 10/05/1971 Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, United States Won vacant NABF Heavyweight title.
Win 27–0 Stamford Harris KO 2 (10) 03/04/1971 Playboy Club Hotel, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
Win 26–0 Charlie Boston KO 1 (10) 08/02/1971 Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win 25–0 Mel Turnbow TKO 1 (10) 18/12/1970 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 24–0 Boone Kirkman TKO 2 (10) 18/11/1970 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 23–0 Lou Bailey TKO 3 (10) 03/11/1970 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 22–0 George Chuvalo TKO 3 (10) 04/08/1970 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 21–0 Roger Russell KO 1 (10) 20/07/1970 Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 20–0 George Johnson TKO 7 (10) 16/05/1970 Forum, Inglewood, California, United States
Win 19–0 Aaron Eastling TKO 4 (10) 29/04/1970 Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 18–0 James J. Woody TKO 3 (10) 17/04/1970 Felt Forum, New York, New York, United States
Win 17–0 Rufus Brassell TKO 1 (10) 31/03/1970 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 16–0 Gregorio Peralta UD 10 16/02/1970 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 15–0 Jack O'Halloran KO 5 (10) 26/01/1970 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 14–0 Charley Polite KO 4 (10) 06/01/1970 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 13–0 Gary Hobo Wiler TKO 1 (10) 18/12/1969 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 12–0 Levi Forte UD 10 16/12/1969 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 11–0 Bob Hazelton TKO 1 (6) 06/12/1969 International Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–0 Max Martinez KO 2 (10) 18/11/1969 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 9–0 Leo Peterson KO 4 (8) 05/11/1969 Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 8–0 Roberto Davila UD 8 31/10/1969 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 7–0 Vernon Clay TKO 2 (6) 07/10/1969 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 Roy Wallace KO 2 (6) 23/09/1969 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Johnny Carroll KO 1 (8) 18/09/1969 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 4–0 Chuck Wepner TKO 3 (10) 18/08/1969 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 3–0 Sylvester Dullaire TKO 1 (6) 14/07/1969 Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Win 2–0 Fred Askew KO 1 (6) 01/07/1969 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Don Waldheim TKO 3 (6) 23/06/1969 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Foreman's professional debut.
 
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My entire family grew up with him in 5th ward.

This cat was not to be tested. EVER. My mom told me he was the real Debo, minus the happy ending with Craig at the end.

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The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, commonly known as the George Foreman Grill, is an indoor, electrically heated grill manufactured by Spectrum Brands. It is promoted by former boxing champion George Foreman. Since its introduction in 1994, over 100 million George Foreman grills have been sold worldwide. The Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, as it became known, was introduced in 1994 and promoted with distinctive infomercials which featured Foreman. A combination of his affable personality and the unique features of the product made it a huge success. The product gained a certain success that it had previously not been able to attain prior to Foreman's endorsement. Such was the popularity of these infomercials that Foreman's famous tagline, "It's so good I put my name on it!",[5] is now part of popular culture.
 

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Former Heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman (born January 10, 1949) apeeared as himself in the Sanford and Son episode titled The Director (Season 5, Episode #21).
 
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