While attention is on the the Games in Tokyo and our local athletes now, Houston will always honor the legends who came before. That includes the great George Foreman.
Foreman won a gold medal in the 1968 Games in Mexico City. It was only his 25th amateur fight.
He made the move from amateur to professional boxing the next year and would battle and beat a number of boxing greats over the next few years.
His fight with Muhammad Ali - which was dubbed “The Rumble in the Jungle” - became one of the most famous fights in history. It went eight rounds before Ali ultimately knocked out Foreman.
On social media, Foreman who still resides in Houston, is still asked about the “rumble.”
I figured 3 rounds max for the rumble in the jungle; little did I know.— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) August 2, 2021
What a match https://t.co/VvXP2zjmW1
You can find much more information on hometown legend George Foreman on his official website.