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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