This Day in Black History: Nov. 5, 1994

George Foreman

This Day in Black History: Nov. 5, 1994

George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion in the world.

Published November 5, 2014

George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion in history on Nov. 5, 1994, when he knocked out 26-year-old Michael Moorer.

Moorer was expected to win the match because he was a young lefty with a record of 35-0 until 45-year-old Foreman knocked in him out in the 10th round. Foreman won the title of the oldest heavyweight champ 21 years after he won the heavyweight championship for the first time.  

Foreman began his career in 1968 when he won the super heavyweight gold medal in the Mexico City Olympics against Soviet finalist Jonas Cepulis in two rounds. He won his first 37 professional fights before winning the heavyweight crown against "Smokin'" Joe Frazier on Jan. 22, 1973.

Today, the retired boxer has become famous for his line of indoor grills.

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Written by Melissa Quinones


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