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.
1. DUBBED “Celebration,” the Schulz fight was Foreman’s first defence of the heavyweight title he had regained in shocking fashion the previous November, when the former king scored an amazing KO over Michael Moorer. That incredible night, Foreman claimed both the IBF and WBA titles, yet the Schulz fight contested only the IBF belt as Foreman had refused to face WBA No.1 contender Tony Tucker and the organisation stripped him. “Big” George was, however, the lineal heavyweight champion.