History | Apr 22 2018

On This Day: George Foreman gets lucky against Axel Schulz

James Slater tells the controversial story behind George Foreman's first defence of his second reign
George Foreman
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ON this day in 1995, heavyweight legend George Foreman met a German contender who, at the time, was almost unheard of outside of his homeland. The fight, held at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, nevertheless proved to be a very hard one for the 46-year-old boxing superstar; one many people did not think he had won at the conclusion of 12 rounds.

Ten facts about the fight:

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