- Also Known As:
- Big George
- Date of Birth:
- January 10, 1949
- 6' 4"
George Foreman (born January 10, 1949 in Marshall, TX) is a former heavyweight boxing champion turned businessman. At age 19, he won the gold medal in boxing at the 1968 Olympics. In 1973 he won the World Heavyweight title against then-undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973 with a second-round knockout He made two successful title defenses before losing to Muhammad Ali in “The Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974, after putting up one of the most epic boxing matches of all time before going down in an eighth round knockout. He retired from the sport in 1978, but made an improbable comeback in 1994 when at age 45 ,he regained the Heavyweight Championship by knocking out 27-year-old Michael Moorer. making him the oldest Heavyweight champ in boxing history. He went on to spend 12 years working as a boxing analyst for HBO and became a successful entrepreneur with his line of fat reducing George Foreman Grills, which earned him over $100 million.
Best Known For:
George is best known for twice holding the World Heavyweight boxing title and later going on to market a successful line of fat reducing grills.
George has 10 biological children and two adopted children. His five sons are all named George Foreman but go by nicknames.