George Foreman

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By George: autobiography - signed first edition - 1995


Boxer George Foreman

George Foreman, born on January 10, 1949, in Marshall, Texas, is a retired American professional boxer, two-time world heavyweight champion, and entrepreneur. His life is a story of triumph and reinvention both inside and outside the boxing ring. Foreman's journey into boxing began when he took up the sport as a troubled youth. He found success early in his amateur career, winning a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. This victory propelled him into the professional boxing scene.

In 1973, Foreman became the heavyweight champion of the world by defeating Joe Frazier in a match known as the "Sunshine Showdown." His most famous bout, however, took place in 1974, the "Rumble in the Jungle," where he faced off against the charismatic Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Foreman lost the fight, surrendering his title to Ali in what is considered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history. Following his defeat to Ali, Foreman experienced a spiritual transformation and retired from boxing in 1977. He became an ordained minister and focused on his religious pursuits. During this time, he also founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center in Houston, Texas.

In a surprising turn of events, Foreman returned to professional boxing in 1987 at the age of 38. Against the odds, he regained the heavyweight title by defeating Michael Moorer in 1994, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history at that time. This remarkable comeback solidified Foreman's status as a legendary figure in the sport.

Beyond boxing, George Foreman has made a name for himself as a successful entrepreneur. He became well-known for endorsing the George Foreman Grill, a popular kitchen appliance that gained widespread acclaim for its simplicity and effectiveness. Throughout his life, George Foreman has exemplified resilience, adaptability, and success in various fields. His impact extends beyond the boxing ring, making him a multifaceted personality known for his contributions to sports, business, and philanthropy.


George Foreman, two-time heavy-weight champion of the world and one of the greatest salesmen of all time.


By George - The Autobiography of George Foreman

Heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman describes his childhood, family, ring failures, and his success in reclaiming his title at the age of forty-five through determination and humor. God has built George into a man of faith who is seen worldwide as a positive role model.

George Foreman knows what it's like to get knocked down in the ring and in life and he knows how to get back up again. Two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, he knows what it takes to succeed. He has a wealth of life experience to share.


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