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Heavyweight contender Alex Stewart dies at 52

Alex Stewart, a heavyweight contender who fought Mike Tyson and nearly beat George Foreman, has died. He was 52. Stewart died last week after being rushed to a hospital in Mount Vernon, N.Y., said Mike Gilberg, a close friend of the former fighter. He had a blood clot in his lung, Gilberg said. ''One day he wasn't feeling good, the next this happened,'' Gilberg said. Stewart...
Via Associated Press
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

A sad day for George Foreman with his friend now gone

They were young then and, oh, so proud. Three magnificent gladiators on a collision course with history, they fought fearlessly, battling each other on the biggest stages and in the oddest places. Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. The names roll off the tongue like they were made to be together. They've been linked together now for nearly a half century, united by...
Via Associated Press
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Fellow boxers pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

Tributes to Muhammad Ali have poured in throughout the boxing world, from those who looked up to him to those who fought against him. Names such as George Foreman, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather have all had something to say on social media about Ali’s passing. It's been said it was Rope a dope, Ali beat me with no his beauty that beat me. Most beauty I've know loved him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Superhorse American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes; Clinches Triple Crown

If I may borrow a line from the great Jim Lampley, Boxing analyst for HBO Sports after George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to regain the heavyweight championship of the world at age 45 …..”IT’S HAPPENED!!!…..IT’S HAPPENED!!!!!…American Pharoah scored a knock out of his own yesterday while easily disposing of seven other rivals in the 2015 Belmont Stakes on Saturday...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cyborg vs Rousey – Anticipation as good as real thing?

As Steven Spielberg once demonstrated so successfully in his movie franchise ‘Jaws’, an extended anticipation often makes the real thing so much better.   In 1974 Zaire, the undefeated heavyweight champion George Foreman was pitted against challenger former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. An unusually large purse of $5 million promised to both fighters even though the promotor...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Foreman ranks Mayweather-Pacquiao among top three fights of all time

George Foreman knows a thing or two about big fights, and he says the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout will rank among the top three of all time. Foreman, interviewed for the HBO documentary "Mayweather-Pacquiao: Legends Speak," predicted the fight will rank alongside the first Ali-Frazier fight in 1971 and the rematch between Joe Lewis and Max Schmeling in 1938. Big George also...
Via FOX Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi State student cooks lunch with Foreman Grill in class

One Mississippi State student has quickly become an internet hero. No, the student didn’t rise to internet stardom by chasing down some thief on campus or saving a fellow student. Instead, he became a star because he was a straight badass and cooked his lunch while he was in class. Not only did the student cook his lunch, he cooked it on a George Foreman Grill while sitting in...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

“Bronco” Billy Wright still campaigning as 49-year-old heavyweight

49-year old heavyweight "Bronco" Billy Wright (45-4, 36 KOs) is still fighting, and has lofty goals, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion to ever to win a world title. This Saturday November 22, 2014, Wright travels to Bolivia to face Juan Carlos Flores-Choque (14-3, 13 KOs) in a 12-round bout. Just shy of his 50th birthday, Wright feels confident he'll be able to accomplish...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

40 years later, Hopkins vs. Kovalev evokes memories of ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’

Last week marked the anniversary of a momentous evening in boxing history the  meeting of legendary heavyweights, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. 40 years ago the pair fought in the stifling heat of Zaire in a fight now immortalized as ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’. It was, in the eyes of many, the greatest performance from boxing’s greatest ever purveyor, as Ali pulled off...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Review — “Bouts Of Mania: Ali, Frazier, Foreman, And An America On The Ropes”

It seems an eternity since the heavyweight division was relevant. As a teenager in the 1990s, I watched awestruck as Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Lennox Lewis and a couple of others temporarily loaned each other the title. Back then being the heavyweight champion of the world made you famous, and it was big business. There was a time before that though, when heavyweight boxing...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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