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George Foreman Record

Total Fights81
Title Wins5
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins68
KO Losses1
George Foreman Record & Stats
George Foreman's Record
George Foreman's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is George Foreman's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 28 years and four months, George Foreman fought 81 times with 76 wins and 5 losses.

      Foreman retired from professional boxing with a record of 76-5, which included five heavyweight world-title wins and three successful title defense fights. He had a 84% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 68 of his total 81 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Foreman's career was a 8th round KO loss to Muhammad Ali in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round majority decision defeat to Shannon Briggs on November 22, 1997.

      Some of Foreman's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Michael Moorer, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Joe Frazier, and Ken Norton), Lou Savarese, George Chuvalo, Axel Schulz, and Ron Lyle.

      81Nov 22, 199748Shannon BriggsLossMD
      80Apr 26, 199748Lou SavareseWinSD
      79Nov 3, 199647Crawford GrimsleyWinUD
      78Apr 22, 199546Axel SchulzWin *MD
      77Nov 5, 199445Michael MoorerWin *KO10
      76Jun 7, 199344Tommy MorrisonLoss *UD
      75Jan 16, 199344Pierre CoetzerWinTKO8
      74Apr 11, 199243Alex StewartWinMD
      73Dec 7, 199142Jimmy K. EllisWinTKO3
      72Apr 19, 199142Evander HolyfieldLoss *UD
      71Sep 25, 199041Terry AndersonWinKO1
      70Jul 31, 199041Ken LakustaWinKO3
      69Jun 16, 199041Adilson RodriguesWinKO2
      68Apr 17, 199041Mike JamesonWinTKO4
      67Jan 15, 199041Gerry CooneyWinKO2
      66Jul 20, 198940Everett MartinWinUD
      65Jun 1, 198940Bert CooperWinRTD2
      64Apr 30, 198940J. B. WilliamsonWinTKO5
      63Feb 16, 198940Manoel De AlmeidaWinTKO3
      62Jan 26, 198940Mark YoungWinTKO7
      61Dec 28, 198839David JacoWinTKO1
      60Oct 27, 198839Tony FulilangiWinTKO2
      59Sep 10, 198839Bobby HitzWinTKO1
      58Aug 25, 198839Ladislao MijangosWinTKO2
      57Jun 26, 198839Carlos HernándezWinTKO4
      56May 21, 198839Frank LuxWinTKO3
      55Mar 19, 198839Dwight Muhammad QawiWinTKO7
      54Feb 5, 198839Guido TraneWinTKO5
      53Jan 23, 198839Tom TrimmWinKO1
      52Dec 18, 198738Rocky SekorskiWinTKO3
      51Nov 21, 198738Tim AndersonWinTKO4
      50Sep 15, 198738Bobby CrabtreeWinTKO6
      49Jul 9, 198738Charles HostetterWinKO3
      48Mar 9, 198738Steve ZouskiWinTKO4
      47Mar 17, 197728Jimmy YoungLossUD
      46Jan 22, 197728Pedro AgostoWinTKO4
      45Oct 15, 197627John DenisWinTKO4
      44Aug 14, 197627Scott LeDouxWinTKO3
      43Jun 15, 197627Joe FrazierWinTKO5
      42Jan 24, 197627Ron LyleWinKO5
      41Oct 30, 197425Muhammad AliLoss *KO8
      40Mar 26, 197425Ken NortonWin *TKO2
      39Sep 1, 197324José RomanWin *KO1
      38Jan 22, 197324Joe FrazierWin *TKO2
      37Oct 10, 197223Terry SorrellWinKO2
      36May 11, 197223Miguel Angel PaezWinKO2
      35Apr 10, 197223Ted GullickWinKO2
      34Mar 7, 197223Clarence BooneWinKO2
      33Feb 29, 197223Joe Murphy GoodwinWinKO2
      32Oct 29, 197122Luis Faustino PiresWinRTD4
      31Oct 7, 197122Ollie WilsonWinKO2
      30Sep 21, 197122Leroy CaldwellWinKO2
      29Sep 14, 197122Vic ScottWinKO1
      28May 10, 197122Gregorio PeraltaWinTKO10
      27Apr 3, 197122Stamford HarrisWinKO2
      26Feb 8, 197122Charlie BostonWinKO1
      25Dec 18, 197021Mel TurnbowWinTKO1
      24Nov 18, 197021Boone KirkmanWinTKO2
      23Nov 3, 197021Lou BaileyWinTKO3
      22Aug 4, 197021George ChuvaloWinTKO3
      21Jul 20, 197021Roger RussellWinKO1
      20May 16, 197021George JohnsonWinTKO7
      19Apr 29, 197021Aaron EastlingWinTKO4
      18Apr 17, 197021James J. WoodyWinTKO3
      17Mar 31, 197021Rufus BrassellWinTKO1
      16Feb 16, 197021Gregorio PeraltaWinUD
      15Jan 26, 197021Jack O'HalloranWinKO5
      14Jan 6, 197020Charley PoliteWinKO4
      13Dec 18, 196920Gary Hobo WilerWinTKO1
      12Dec 16, 196920Levi ForteWinUD
      11Dec 6, 196920Bob HazeltonWinTKO1
      10Nov 18, 196920Max MartinezWinKO2
      9Nov 5, 196920Leo PetersonWinKO4
      8Oct 31, 196920Roberto DavilaWinUD
      7Oct 7, 196920Vernon ClayWinTKO2
      6Sep 23, 196920Roy WallaceWinKO2
      5Sep 18, 196920Johnny CarrollWinKO1
      4Aug 18, 196920Chuck WepnerWinTKO3
      3Jul 14, 196920Sylvester DullaireWinTKO1
      2Jul 1, 196920Fred AskewWinKO1
      1Jun 23, 196920Don WaldhelmWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      George Foreman (Big George) is a 75-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Marshall, Texas, U.S. on January 10, 1949. He is a former heavyweight world champion. Foreman was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2003. His professional boxing career spanned more than 28 years — from 1969 to 1997.

      Foreman made his professional boxing debut against Don Waldhelm at the age of 20 on June 23, 1969, defeating Waldhelm via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 39 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 36 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on January 22, 1973 after 37 professional fights, against Joe Frazier for the heavyweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Frazier via 2nd round TKO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      George Foreman was a undisputed heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Foreman's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Foreman had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Shannon Briggs on November 22, 1997. Foreman lost the fight via 12 round majority decision. It's been 26 years, 6 months, and 28 days since this fight.


      Foreman had a total of eight world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and three successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      George Foreman fought for heavyweight world titles in four fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. In total, he won five heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Nov 5, 1994^Michael MoorerHeavyweightWBA, IBFKO
      Jan 22, 1973+Joe FrazierHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Defenses

      George Foreman had four heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won three of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 22, 1995Axel SchulzHeavyweightIBFMD
      Mar 26, 1974Ken NortonHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Sep 1, 1973José RomanHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO

      Title Losses

      George Foreman lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 30, 1974Muhammad AliHeavyweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO


      Foreman fought a total of 81 times during his professional career, which includes 8 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He put on some great performances in these fights. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 4, 1970: George Foreman puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating George Chuvalo via 3rd round TKO.

      • January 22, 1973: Foreman becomes the undisputed heavyweight world champion in his first world-title fight by beating Joe Frazier via 2nd round TKO. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • March 26, 1974: Foreman successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Ken Norton, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • January 24, 1976: George Foreman beats Ron Lyle via 5th round KO.

      • June 15, 1976: George Foreman beats Joe Frazier via 5th round TKO.

      • March 19, 1988: George Foreman beats Dwight Muhammad Qawi via 7th round TKO.

      • November 5, 1994: Foreman becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating Michael Moorer via 10th round KO. He now holds the WBA and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • April 22, 1995: Foreman wins the heavyweight title from Axel Schulz, by beating Schulz via 12 round majority decision.

      • April 26, 1997: George Foreman beats Lou Savarese via 12th round split decision.


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