Re: No fighter could do what Foreman did in his career.
Personally, two achievements MAKE me place Foreman in a special category as a puncher:
a) With no amateur career to speak of, he wins a gold medal on the strength of his power in busting up the Russian.
b) At age 45, he became the oldest heavyweight champion ever, for one simple reason: power. One shot vaporized the reigning young lion Moorer.
George Foreman was nothing special, yet is one of the all-time greats due to one factor alone: as a powerpuncher, he was one-of-a-kind.