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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 three Hall-of-Famers (Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Joe Frazier, and Ken Norton), Michael Moorer, Lou Savarese, George Chuvalo, Axel Schulz, and Ron Lyle.
|81||Nov 22, 1997||48||Shannon Briggs||Loss||MD|
|80||Apr 26, 1997||48||Lou Savarese||Win||SD|
|79||Nov 3, 1996||47||Crawford Grimsley||Win||UD|
|78||Apr 22, 1995||46||Axel Schulz||Win *||MD|
|77||Nov 5, 1994||45||Michael Moorer||Win *||KO10|
|76||Jun 7, 1993||44||Tommy Morrison||Loss *||UD|
|75||Jan 16, 1993||44||Pierre Coetzer||Win||TKO8|
|74||Apr 11, 1992||43||Alex Stewart||Win||MD|
|73||Dec 7, 1991||42||Jimmy K. Ellis||Win||TKO3|
|72||Apr 19, 1991||42||Evander Holyfield||Loss *||UD|
|71||Sep 25, 1990||41||Terry Anderson||Win||KO1|
|70||Jul 31, 1990||41||Ken Lakusta||Win||KO3|
|69||Jun 16, 1990||41||Adilson Rodrigues||Win||KO2|
|68||Apr 17, 1990||41||Mike Jameson||Win||TKO4|
|67||Jan 15, 1990||41||Gerry Cooney||Win||KO2|
|66||Jul 20, 1989||40||Everett Martin||Win||UD|
|65||Jun 1, 1989||40||Bert Cooper||Win||RTD2|
|64||Apr 30, 1989||40||J. B. Williamson||Win||TKO5|
|63||Feb 16, 1989||40||Manoel De Almeida||Win||TKO3|
|62||Jan 26, 1989||40||Mark Young||Win||TKO7|
|61||Dec 28, 1988||39||David Jaco||Win||TKO1|
|60||Oct 27, 1988||39||Tony Fulilangi||Win||TKO2|
|59||Sep 10, 1988||39||Bobby Hitz||Win||TKO1|
|58||Aug 25, 1988||39||Ladislao Mijangos||Win||TKO2|
|57||Jun 26, 1988||39||Carlos Hernández||Win||TKO4|
|56||May 21, 1988||39||Frank Lux||Win||TKO3|
|55||Mar 19, 1988||39||Dwight Muhammad Qawi||Win||TKO7|
|54||Feb 5, 1988||39||Guido Trane||Win||TKO5|
|53||Jan 23, 1988||39||Tom Trimm||Win||KO1|
|52||Dec 18, 1987||38||Rocky Sekorski||Win||TKO3|
|51||Nov 21, 1987||38||Tim Anderson||Win||TKO4|
|50||Sep 15, 1987||38||Bobby Crabtree||Win||TKO6|
|49||Jul 9, 1987||38||Charles Hostetter||Win||KO3|
|48||Mar 9, 1987||38||Steve Zouski||Win||TKO4|
|47||Mar 17, 1977||28||Jimmy Young||Loss||UD|
|46||Jan 22, 1977||28||Pedro Agosto||Win||TKO4|
|45||Oct 15, 1976||27||John Denis||Win||TKO4|
|44||Aug 14, 1976||27||Scott LeDoux||Win||TKO3|
|43||Jun 15, 1976||27||Joe Frazier||Win||TKO5|
|42||Jan 24, 1976||27||Ron Lyle||Win||KO5|
|41||Oct 30, 1974||25||Muhammad Ali||Loss *||KO8|
|40||Mar 26, 1974||25||Ken Norton||Win *||TKO2|
|39||Sep 1, 1973||24||José Roman||Win *||KO1|
|38||Jan 22, 1973||24||Joe Frazier||Win *||TKO2|
|37||Oct 10, 1972||23||Terry Sorrell||Win||KO2|
|36||May 11, 1972||23||Miguel Angel Paez||Win||KO2|
|35||Apr 10, 1972||23||Ted Gullick||Win||KO2|
|34||Mar 7, 1972||23||Clarence Boone||Win||KO2|
|33||Feb 29, 1972||23||Joe Murphy Goodwin||Win||KO2|
|32||Oct 29, 1971||22||Luis Faustino Pires||Win||RTD4|
|31||Oct 7, 1971||22||Ollie Wilson||Win||KO2|
|30||Sep 21, 1971||22||Leroy Caldwell||Win||KO2|
|29||Sep 14, 1971||22||Vic Scott||Win||KO1|
|28||May 10, 1971||22||Gregorio Peralta||Win||TKO10|
|27||Apr 3, 1971||22||Stamford Harris||Win||KO2|
|26||Feb 8, 1971||22||Charlie Boston||Win||KO1|
|25||Dec 18, 1970||21||Mel Turnbow||Win||TKO1|
|24||Nov 18, 1970||21||Boone Kirkman||Win||TKO2|
|23||Nov 3, 1970||21||Lou Bailey||Win||TKO3|
|22||Aug 4, 1970||21||George Chuvalo||Win||TKO3|
|21||Jul 20, 1970||21||Roger Russell||Win||KO1|
|20||May 16, 1970||21||George Johnson||Win||TKO7|
|19||Apr 29, 1970||21||Aaron Eastling||Win||TKO4|
|18||Apr 17, 1970||21||James J. Woody||Win||TKO3|
|17||Mar 31, 1970||21||Rufus Brassell||Win||TKO1|
|16||Feb 16, 1970||21||Gregorio Peralta||Win||UD|
|15||Jan 26, 1970||21||Jack O'Halloran||Win||KO5|
|14||Jan 6, 1970||20||Charley Polite||Win||KO4|
|13||Dec 18, 1969||20||Gary Hobo Wiler||Win||TKO1|
|12||Dec 16, 1969||20||Levi Forte||Win||UD|
|11||Dec 6, 1969||20||Bob Hazelton||Win||TKO1|
|10||Nov 18, 1969||20||Max Martinez||Win||KO2|
|9||Nov 5, 1969||20||Leo Peterson||Win||KO4|
|8||Oct 31, 1969||20||Roberto Davila||Win||UD|
|7||Oct 7, 1969||20||Vernon Clay||Win||TKO2|
|6||Sep 23, 1969||20||Roy Wallace||Win||KO2|
|5||Sep 18, 1969||20||Johnny Carroll||Win||KO1|
|4||Aug 18, 1969||20||Chuck Wepner||Win||TKO3|
|3||Jul 14, 1969||20||Sylvester Dullaire||Win||TKO1|
|2||Jul 1, 1969||20||Fred Askew||Win||KO1|
|1||Jun 23, 1969||20||Don Waldhelm||Win||KO3|
* World-title fight
George Foreman (Big George) is a 74-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 "George Foreman World Titles".
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 and 17 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Foreman's fights refer to "All of George Foreman's fights".
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.
Foreman was a heavyweight world champion. He has held five world titles at the heavyweight weight division, all five of which were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Heavyweight||WBA 2x, WBC, IBF, The Ring|