George Foreman says Anthony Joshua is the No.1 heavyweight

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By Jim Dower: 2-time former heavyweight champion ‘Big’ George Foreman rates Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) as the top heavyweight in the division and the guy to beat in this era. Foreman, 68, says the best heavyweight match that can be made right now is Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder, according to Foreman.

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Remembering Foreman-Lyle: The Greatest Heavyweight Slugfest of all Time

foreman4345423By Paul Lam: When legendary former heavyweight boxing world champion George Foreman was interviewed recently by The Ring Magazine in their ‘Best I Faced’ feature and asked to name the best overall fighter that he ever faced, the answer would have come as a surprise to many boxing fans.

During his remarkable Hall of Fame career, Foreman faced fellow legends of the sport like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and Evander Holyfield. None of them however received the ultimate accolade from Foreman. It went to the late Ron Lyle, who Foreman also recognizes as the hardest puncher and strongest man he ever faced.

This Sunday just gone marked the thirtieth anniversary of their memorable contest, selected by The Ring Magazine as the Fight of the Year for 1976.

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Pacquiao beats Mayweather, says Foreman

Yesterday (April 28), two-time World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman was on CBS Sports Radio’s “The Doug Gottlieb Show” with host Doug Gottlieb, where he talked about the Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on Saturday, May 2nd in Las Vegas. Below are some highlights from the interview:

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Foreman: Mayweather could be devastated by a defeat against Pacquiao

1-19By Allan Fox: There’s been wide speculation about how Floyd Mayweather Jr. would be able to handle a loss to Manny Pacquiao, especially a one-sided loss. While some boxing fans believe that Mayweather would handle it with no problems and just fight on with his career, other fans believe it would ruin him mentally.

It’s something that we won’t know until Mayweather experiences his first defeat if he ever does. Former heavyweight champion George Foreman believes that it could be something that will messes Mayweather up to the point where he might have to leave the U.S to escape the situation.

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Mayweather will need to attack Pacquiao early to beat him, says Foreman

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By Chris Williams: In order to defeat Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going to need to go on the offensive early, throw a lot hard combinations, and not give Pacquiao the early rounds, says former heavyweight champ George Foreman.

Foreman doesn’t think Mayweather will win the fight because he’ll start off a little too slow and too many rounds away to the Filipino star. Foreman thinks it is winnable fight for Mayweather, but only if he attacks Pacquiao from the opening bell and nails him with hard shots and not just single shots. Foreman thinks Mayweather needs to throw combinations to get the better of the 36-year-old Pacquiao and win rounds.

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Deontay Wilder impresses George Foreman

wilder66666(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Scott Gilfoid: Former heavyweight world champion George Foreman got a chance to see Deontay Wilder 33-0, 32 KOs) fight last Saturday night in his bout against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs), and Foreman came away very impressed with what he saw from the huge punching Wilder.

What especially impressed Foreman was how Wilder was able to box Stiverne for much of the fight instead of him just going out and looking to bludgeon the Haitian heavyweight into submission like he’d done his previous 32 opponents.

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40 year anniversary of The Rumble in the Jungle

ali43232By Gav Duthie: It seems unbelievable that it is 40 years tomorrow since Muhammad Ali knocked out the seemingly invincible George Foreman in Zaire, 1974. At 32 years old Ali was seen as a washed up ex-champion but managed to deliver the most stunning victory the sport has ever witnessed. Today Foreman might be seen as guy who invented ‘The George Foreman Grill’ but back then he was the most feared boxer on the planet. 

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Going into the Ali fight George was 40-0 (37), he was the world heavyweight champion and had knocked out his last 24 opponents. These stats alone however were not what made George such an overwhelming favourite. Ali was 44-2 (31) when he challenged the champion. His two losses had come against Joe Frazier and Ken Norton by decision. Conversely ‘Big’ George had not only beaten both Frazier and Norton he had destroyed them. He dropped Frazier 5 times on route to a second round knockout and he defended his title against Norton with the same result. He was simply invincible. This made Ali a 3/1 underdog with the bookies. 

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The Greatest fights we never saw

By Rob Blakeman: I often find myself brooding over the spectacle I may have missed because key fighters in boxing history never faced each other. I consider the year in which they could have fought which would have given them both a fair shot at winning and then try to visualize an outcome.

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