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Boxing: Olympic Boxing: It's Getting Almost Un-Watchable

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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 01:36 AM
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He won the World Heavyweight title from an undisputed Champion who happened to be undefeated. He participated in one of the biggest and most anticipated title fights in history, in which he lost his title and his undefeated record. This all-time great came back after a 10 year retirement and recaptured the title to become the oldest Champ in history at age 45. He also has just about the highest knockout percentage of any Heavyweight Champ in history. Quite an accomplished career by any standards.

However, when asked what the biggest and best accomplishment of his career is, George Foreman always says winning the Gold Medal at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City is by far his proudest achievement in Boxing. In 1968, the 19 year old Foreman destroyed 29 year old Ionas Chapolus of Russia in two rounds to capture the Heavyweight Gold Medal.


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