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Foreman vs. Ali: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

In an undisputed world title fight, George Foreman (Big George) defends his heavyweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring belts against Muhammad Ali (The Greatest). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

25
Jun 23, 1969
40-0
3
37 (92.5%)
191 cm
199 cm
8 cm
Orthodox
Mar 26, 1974
7m, 4d
40
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
32
Oct 29, 1960
44-2
11
31 (67.4%)
191 cm
198 cm
7 cm
Orthodox
Jan 28, 1974
9m, 2d
3
WBAWBCTheRing
HV
w1
d2
HV
w1
d2
HV
w1
d2
WBAWBCTheRing
HV
w1
d2
HV
w1
d9
HV
w1
d9
heavyweight
Wednesday, 30 Oct 1974
Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Zaire
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George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali

Date

This fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali took place on at the Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Zaire.

Tale of the Tape

At 191 cm, both the fighters are of the same height. Despite being of the same height, Foreman has longer reach of 199 cm, which is 1 cm longer than Ali's 198 cm. Foreman also has a 1 cm ape index advantage over Ali.

Foreman is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 40-0 (37 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 4 days ago against Ken Norton, which he won via 2nd round TKO.

Ken Norton's boxing career

Ali comes in with a record of 44-2 (31 KOs). His last fight was 9 months and 2 days ago against Joe Frazier, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Joe Frazier's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Foreman will be 25 years and 9 months old. Ali will be 32 years and 9 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 52-48 in favor of George Foreman. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Foreman vs Ali.

A very close matchup, could go either way. George Foreman may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Ali stops Foreman early.

Result

Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman via 8th round KO. Foreman's undefeated record of 40 wins comes to an end, and Ali advances his win streak to 4. Ali is now 45-2, and Foreman 40-1.

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