With 76 career wins, George Foreman has only a dozen fewer wins than Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier combined.
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Boxing legend “Big” George Foreman has made his pick for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, and the Boxing Hall of Famer has chosen Team Pacquiao.
In conference call promoting an HBO documentary show called “Mayweather-Pacquiao: Legends Speak,” Foreman explained that he thinks Pacquiao has several distinct advantage over Mayweather and would win a decision match should Mayweather fail to knock him out.
“If we’ve got good judges this time, it’s go Pacquiao,” said Foreman. “Mayweather starts off early kind of looking for his timing and… Pacquiao will pot shot him and get ahead on points and he’ll stay ahead. He’ll slow down later on and Mayweather will take on the more aggression but he doesn’t have a right hand. He’ll hurt his right hand. He can’t get a knockout. So he’ll just have to cruise on in and win or lose the fight just by a couple of points.”
One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Foreman has a career-boxing record of 76-5 with 68 KOs. He won the 1968 Olympic Gold medal for heavyweight boxing representing the United States. He had a professional boxing record of 40-0 before losing to Muhammad Ali in 1974 during the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” match. Foreman would retire for 10 years from boxing after losing to Jimmy Young in 1977, and would return to boxing in 1987 and picked up another 30 wins and another World Heavyweight championship before retiring in 1997 after a loss to Shannon Biggs.