History | Jan 10 2019

On This Day: George Foreman was born

George Foreman looks back with pride on a glorious heavyweight era and tells Thomas Gerbasi of his hopes for a new golden generation to come along
George Foreman
george-foreman  |  Richard Mackson/USA Today Sports

“I COULD beat that guy.”

It’s a phrase heard around living rooms and on barstools around the world when a big fight is on, but when it comes from the mouth of George Foreman, it tends to carry a lot more weight behind it. So even at 51, and two and half years removed from his last fight against Shannon Briggs, the two-time heavyweight champion saw the then-number one contender for Lennox Lewis’ heavyweight crown, David Tua, in 2000 and figured that he could take him out and make another run at the title.

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