After George Foreman lost to Ali in the famous ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, his comeback fight was against Ron Lyle on 24th Jan 1976. This bout is widely remembered as one of the most brutal and exciting heavyweight clashes in history.
George went on to win by knockout in the fifth and later wrote in his autobiography that Lyle was the toughest man he ever fought. Enjoy this classic.
On this day in 1991 George Foreman faced the undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, who was in tremendous shape at 208 pounds, for the world title in a pay-per-view boxing event. Very few boxing experts gave the 42-year-old Foreman a chance of winning.
Dundee is believed to have died from a heart attack following the development of a blood clot that meant he spent time in hospital before moving to a healthcare centre.
With Muhammad Ali turning 70 today we’ve compiled a list of some of The Greatest’s best soundbites that helped him transcend the boxing ring to become a global icon and inspirational figure…
‘You say I'm not the man I was 10 years ago. Well, I talked to your wife and she says you're not the man you were 10 years ago!’
Ali to legendary boxing commentator Howard Cosell
Dereck Chisora was in confident mood at the London press conference for his WBC heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko on February 18 at the Oympiahalle in Munich, vowing to knockout the champ in eight rounds.
Former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has died aged 67. It emerged over the weekend that Frazier was fighting liver cancer and he was taken in for hospice care. Sadly, Frazier lost his battle on Monday night.
The announcement of his passing was made in a tribute statement from his family stating, ‘We, the family of the 1964 Olympic boxing heavyweight gold-medallist, former heavyweight boxing champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Smokin' Joe Frazier, regret to inform you of his passing.
Back in 1974 the famous 'Rumble in the Jungle' was one of Don King's first ventures as a boxing promoter. After promising both Muhammad Ali and George Foreman a cool $5 million to fight, he had to find a way to get the money.
If boxing was ever to cease to exist and its authorities wanted to something to show future generations what the sport did here, this is what they would put in the time capsule. This Is Boxing is the promo video shown on the big screen at the start of any Top Rank event and boy does it get the heart racing.
Hopkins, who worked out for the media at a local Montreal gym yesterday, claimed he was a modern-day Archie Moore that could have fought in any era.
The future Hall of Famer claimed that after their press conference in Montreal back in March, Pascal had jokingly handed him the belts and Hopkins failed to return them and brought them back to his home in Philadelphia.