Video: Celebrate & look back at 1,000 HBO Boxing fights

This weekend’s Timothy Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas card featured the 1,000th fight that was televised live on HBO Boxing. Right here, HBO takes a look back at their history, splicing together scenes from some of the biggest and most memorable battles, and biggest names in the sport. The quick numbers include 1,000 fights, 522 KO’s, and 8,430 rounds that have aired on HBO since...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 29, 2015  |  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...
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...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Shape Up At George Foreman III’s ‘The Club’

Everyone’s getting into the boxing spirit these days. Jenny Johnson was the latest to catch the fever on this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook,” getting in a workout at George Foreman’s III’s boxing gym, “The Club.” See how she fared in the video above and visit for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Season 2, Episode 9

NESN’s Dining Playbook features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. Host: Stephanie’s on Newbury...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

George Foreman III Previews Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Superfight (Video)

Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao promises to go down in the history books. But for which fighter? Mayweather enters the showdown at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a perfect 47-0 record and still is the favorite over Pacquiao. The fight is a must-watch, not just because of the stakes, but because the two boxers showcase very different styles...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside Mayweather-Pacquiao: Fight reminds Foreman of Rumble

LAS VEGAS (AP) George Foreman was in a few big fights in his time, including one he'd rather forget against Muhammad Ali. He sees some similarities to the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle when he thinks about Floyd Mayweather Jr. taking an unbeaten mark into the ring against Manny Pacquiao. ''It brought back old memories I thought I'd put to rest,'' Foreman said. ''Especially with the...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight week updates: Infographic, videos, TV coverage & more

In today’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao daily dose, with the fight just days away, we have a huge range of updates here. That includes several new fight week videos and updates, as well as the video of Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao episode 3 from Showtime.Plus, we have this infographic on the fight and how much money it’s making, from Sports Interaction: George Foreman Picks Pacquiao...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Big price, big expectations for Mayweather-Pacquiao pay TV

LAS VEGAS (AP) George Foreman was fighting Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight title, and anyone wanting to watch it in April 1991 had to plan ahead. It was the night boxing pay-per-view was born. But to get the fight, customers had to go to their local cable TV offices and put a deposit down for a box that would allow them to get the bout. ''I remember the Friday before the fight...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali Reminds Floyd Mayweather, World That He’s The Greatest

Before Floyd Mayweather was even born, Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.” And Ali made sure Mayweather — and the rest of the world — remembered that Monday. Mayweather declared last week that he’s better than the all-time greats, including Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. Even George Foreman, who was 40-0 when he was defeated by Ali in 1974, agreed with...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather/Pacquiao: The Legends Speak

LAS VEGAS — With Mayweather vs Pacaquiao less than seven days away, legends of the sport Bernard Hopkins, Lennox Lewis and George Foreman sit down with HBO analyst Max Kellerman to weigh-in on the fight of the decade.
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April 26, 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...
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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...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

HBO to debut Mayweather-Pacquiao: The Legends Speak, with Hopkins, Foreman & Lewis

As anticipation builds for the May 2 welterweight showdown between superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – HBO Boxing commentators Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman will host an exclusive HBO special that lends historical perspective and offers a spirited roundtable discussion featuring an elite group of prizefighters who have gone toe-to-toe with both Mayweather and Pacquiao...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Iron vs Wood – Analysis of UFC 64 Moroz vs Calderwood

“MMA is an unpredictable sport, and I’m not seeing past her, that’s for sure.” Those are wise words indeed from “Jojo”, Joanne Calderwood in a pre-fight interview. Calderwood is the MMA sweetheart much adored by fans around the world. She was expected to defeat Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz easily within the first round in UFC 64 and progress in her Strawweight rank...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Thurman vs. Guerrero starts new era of boxing back on primetime network TV starting this Saturday

In the days of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Sugar Ray Leonard, sports fans could tune in during primetime on network television and catch the greatest sports stars of the day in the biggest events in the world, without it costing them a cent. With NBC bringing fights back to primetime network television, the glory days of boxing are making a comeback. NBC’s last primetime bout...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland opening quotes & details, tickets on sale March 3

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Texas’s James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will clash in a 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Canelo vs. Kirkland will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. “I’m very happy that my upcoming fight with James Kirkland will air on...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

25th Year Anniversary: Remembering James “Buster” Douglas Defeat Mike Tyson

Twenty-five years ago it seemed as if Mike Tyson was invincible amongst his boxing peers. At the time Tyson was an undefeated phenomenon who defeated his previous opponents in malicious fashion something like the sport of Boxing had never seen before. Yes, there were great boxers before Tyson, but greats such as Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, and others never defeated...
Via The Front Office News
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Turn: Office Workouts With George Foreman III

Getting in a quick workout during the day isn’t always easy. Sitting in an office chair can also put strain on your back, which is why exercising lightly throughout the day can be helpful. George Foreman III joins Erica Bachelor of The Turn to give a few tips on how to stay limber and loose, even at the office. Back9Network’s flagship hour of golf, pop culture, debate, and...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Weekend in Combat Sports

  As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programming is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday December 19 12:00am: George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali (ESPN...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Are (Finally) Starting To Get Pissed

Many pro boxers, martial artists, hockey players and other physical sports professions often say they can’t settle into a game or match until they’ve felt their first couple blows to the head.  It settles the nerves and helps them focus.  Maybe that is what is finally happening for the Chicago Bears.  After taking two ridiculously hard uppercuts from the Patriots and Packers...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Coming Attractions: UNC-Duke highlights weekend of avoiding traps

Other than a Thursday night showdown because Duke and North Carolina, this week is kind of the preamble to a huge final week of ACC football. But that doesn't mean there's not something at stake in a lot of these games, as teams fight for bowl eligibility or to keep what they've already earned, in the case of a Florida State, to this point. Stay tuned! MORE THAN A VICTORY BELL AT...
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November 20, 2014  |  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

WATCH: Heavyweight Champ Wladimir Klitschko Knocks Out Kubrat Pulev in the 5th Round

If you are a fairweather boxing fan like myself you know the big names in the game. Back when Iron Mike was fighting you found a way to watch the fight. When Evander Holyfield was still a bad man you watched once or twice. Heck, you might have even known who George Foreman was outside of his awesome grill.But you grow tired of these strategic fighters that go the distance all the...
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November 15, 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
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