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George Foreman, a Texan by birth and girth, has been a fascinating, sometimes bewildering slice of the American culture for five decades. Puncher, preacher, pitchman — Foreman has worn many hats and belts, including that of oldest world heavyweight champion in history when he was 45. During a troubled youth, Foreman dropped out of high […]

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In the darkest night part of morning they came 60,000 strong — to watch undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman take on challenger Muhammad Ali. It was another time. The 20th of May Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire, is now the Stade Tata Raphaël in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and The Rumble in the […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big-screen tough guy Steven […]

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Boxing, George Foreman, Harlem Globetrotters, Muhammad Ali, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Negro League, New York Rens, Rumble in the Jungle, Satchel Paige, Zack Clayton -

In the yellowed clippings from a March 1942 issue of the Pittsburgh Courier, Claude Johnson found this passage in a game story about a night the Harlem Renaissance came back from 14 points down in the fourth quarter against the Fort Wayne Pistons at Madison Square Garden: “At this crucial point, Zack Clayton, the Philly […]

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The 1968 Olympics heavyweight boxing title in Mexico City was pegged the “Cold War clash.” In one corner was 29-year-old Ionas Chepulis of the Soviet Union. In the other corner, standing 10 years his junior, was George Foreman, representing the United States. “When I look back at the fight, all I can remember was how […]

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Texas’ own George Edward Foreman was a 1968 Olympic gold medalist. By 1974, he was the heavyweight champion of the world. Then he became the Grill Man, in what turned out to be a multimillion-dollar relationship some call the second best (to Michael Jordan and Nike) marketing partnership in the history of sports. Now, Foreman […]

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Bill Cosby, Bob Arum, boxing, George foreman, george foreman grill, jimmy young, mdconald's doritos, meineke, muhammad ali, nike, Sports, zaire -

The amazing thing about George Foreman goes beyond winning the heavyweight championship at the creaky […]

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Muhammad Ali was a paragon and a paradox, a brilliant fighter in the boxing ring […]

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Cassius Clay, George Foreman, Inspiration, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Rumble in the Jumble, Selective Service, The Draft, The Fight of the Century, US Army, Vietnam War, World Heavyweight Champion -

Before Muhammad Ali became known for his defeat as of Joe Frazier, the young boxer was convicted, sentenced, and fined $10,000 on June 20, 1967...

The post Muhammad Ali found guilty on this day, June 20, 1967 appeared first on theGrio.

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