Name: FOREMAN, GEORGE EXHIBITION POSTER (1973-AS CHAMPION)
History: George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George" (born January 10, 1949) is an American two-time former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author and successful entrepreneur. He is credited as being one of the hardest hitters in boxing history. His most notable fights in his early career were his knockout (TKO-2) against Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, on January 22, 1973 and his loss to Muhammad Ali (KO by 8) in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. He later became the oldest man ever to become heavyweight boxing champion of the world when, at age 45, (until Bernard Hopkins broke his record in 2011) Foreman knocked out (KO-10) Michael Moorer, age 26, on November 5, 1994 to reclaim the title he held more than 20 years earlier. He has been named one of the 25 greatest fighters of all time by Ring magazine. He is now a successful businessman and an ordained Christian minister who has his own church. Foreman is ranked #9 on Ring magazine's list of "100 greatest punchers of all time". He is also well-known for the eponymous George Foreman Grill. Offered here is an original on site poster for George Foreman as champion appearing at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium on May 14, 1973. Foreman appeared against Eddie "Bossman" Jones and Lonnie Bennett.
Full description: This is an original, cardboard, on site poster which pictures Foreman and other undercard fighters. Has a stain on lower border. Bold print and clear, bold images. Has some edge and corner wear. Minor tear at lower border with no paper loss. Not creased. 22" x 28."
Size: 22 x 28
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Foreman, George -
Condition: very good
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