History | Nov 22 2014

On This Day: Shannon Briggs awarded highly controversial decision that spells the end of George Foreman’s career

George Foreman does not fight again after being adjudged loser to young Shannon Briggs, writes James Slater
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ON THIS DAY in 1997, the career of one of heavyweight boxing’s most legendary figures came to an end in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “Big” George Foreman, a heavyweight hero who had made a habit of defying the odds, met Shannon Briggs over twelve rounds and at the conclusion of the 36-minutes of combat most fans and experts felt Foreman had once again seen off both a younger foe and Father Time. Instead, Briggs was awarded a highly debatable majority decision.

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