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George Edward Foreman

heavyweight won boxing championship

Foreman, George Edward (1948– ), U.S. boxer, world heavyweight champion from Jan. 1973 to Oct. 1974. He won the gold medal in the heavyweight competition in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico and turned professional in 1969. He had won 40 consecutive bouts when defeated by Muhammad Ali in 1974. Foreman retired in 1977, but returned to boxing 10 years later. In April of 1991, he once again fought for the championship against Evander Holyfield but lost a 12-round decision. In 1994 he won the world championship by knocking out Michael Moorer in the tenth round, thereby becoming the oldest heavyweight champion ever. He ended his boxing career in November 1997.

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