Twenty years ago today, a crisply delivered one-two from George Foreman drove lineal heavyweight champion Michael Moorer to the floor, ignited explosive cheers that tested the MGM Grand’s foundation and allowed Foreman to shatter records, annihilate conventional wisdom and exorcise two-decade old demons.
Forty years ago today, Muhammad Ali took the final step of a seven-year odyssey to regain what he and his supporters felt should have been his all along – the heavyweight championship. RingTV.com revisits Ali’s eighth-round knockout of George Foreman in Kinshasa and the many stories around boxing’s first global event.
George Foreman spoke to RingTV.com about the reason a rematch with Muhammad Ali never happened. The hall of fame-enshrined former heavyweight champ spoke about the 40th anniversary of “The Rumble in the Jungle,” how he came back from the loss and what might have happened had he and Ali fought again.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s edition of “Friday Night Fights,” notable underdog victories and much more.
Fans share more thoughts on the Terence Crawford-Yuriorkis Gamboa fight and Crawford’s potential, plus praise for Errol Spence Jr., scorn for the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka fight, and “real mythical matchups” involving George Foreman in this week’s Friday mailbag. Happy 4th of July!
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get an update on the sanctioning body summit in Cancun, Mexico and much more.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook reveals the latest inductee of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, Roberto Duran.
Some of boxing’s most notable personalities will be once again inducted in this year’s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Founder Rich Marotta shares the details.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be interviewed on Showtime during tonight’s telecast of a ShoBox: The New Generation card that he is promoting from the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center in Verona, N.Y.
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the personal physician and a cornerman for Muhammad Ali during most of the former heavyweight champ’s legendary career, recalls the often forgotten second meeting between Ali and greatest rival of “The Greatest,” Joe Frazier. Tuesday, Jan. 28, marks the 40th anniversary of “Super Fight II.”
Dereck Chisora wants to fight Wladimir Klitschko this October on the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s legendary battle with George Foreman in Kinshasa.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will face Juan Carlos Candelo on the undercard of the Dec. 14 main event featuring Adrien Broner against Marcos Maidana.
Sugar Ray Leonard said Manny Pacquiao is still physically capable of coming back against Brandon Rios, but the big question is the former titleholder’s state of mind following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.