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Former two time world heavyweight champion and gold medalist George Foreman will be joining the Iceman live on Cruncthime on Saturday at 12:30 pm.  “Big George,” who competed from 1969-1977 and from 1987 to 1997, won his first heavyweight title in 1973 with a second round knockout of Joe Frazier.  Foreman would retire for the first time a few years after a devastating loss to Muhammad Ali in “The Rumble in the Jungle.”

George would then make a tremendous comeback in 1987 where he would win his first 24 bouts before getting a title shot against Evander Holyfield on April 19,1991.  Foreman lost the fight  by a unanimous decision, but in doing so, became the first fighter to go the distance with Holyfield.

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5 Nov 1994: George Foreman wins a round during a bout against Michael Moorer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Foreman won the fight with a knockout in the tenth round. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

Foreman was given one final shot at regaining the heavyweight championship of the world when he fought Michael Moorer on November 5, 1994.  George struggled the majority of the bout as he was being out boxed by the much younger and faster Moorer, and entering the tenth round, was losing on all judges’ scorecards.  George had a tremendous tenth round before knocking out Moorer with a right hand, and at age 45, became the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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