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Old 03-07-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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August 1970

'Is George Foreman the New Black Hope'

After George Foreman registered a 3rd Round TKO over Canadian
Heavyweight George Chuvalo, before a stunned crowd of 12,526
at Madison Square Garden, many in attendance were proclaiming him
the 'BLACK INGO'.

Black boxing pundits across the U.S. are taking a better look at Foreman,
and while looking, they can't help but also notice the similarities between
him and the now deposed champion Muhammad Ali.

At age 21, Foreman, a 6' 4" slugger, has developed into a sharp, brutal
puncher. Unbeaten as a professional, he has 19 knock-outs in his
22 bouts. Only one other boxer has that kind of record, Muhammad Ali.

George, the Gold Medal winner at the 1968 Olympic Games in
Mexico, has a big right hand that resembles the power of Ingemar
Johansson. A one-punch wrecking ball, which Foreman used on
George Chuvalo.

Foreman collected $17,500 for his bout with Chuvalo.
The battered Canadian received $50,000 for a short night's work.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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The current Champions;
Joe Frazier (25-0-0) (22 KO's)
Muhammad Ali (29-0-0) (23 KO's)

Added with the new crop of Black Heavyweights;
Mac Foster (24-0-0) (24 KO's)
George Foreman (22-0-0) (19 KO's)
Ken Norton (17-0-0) (16 KO's)

Reverend Thad Washington states, "This will insure that a Black Man will be fighting
for the World Heavyweight Championship for next 5 years. No longer can the promoters
block out a fight, for a whites only championship, something that the White Government
has wanted for years."
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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I remember faintly that "black ingo" thing..and it still gets a "huh?" from me today as it did back then.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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I remember faintly that "black ingo" thing..and it still gets a "huh?" from me today as it did back then.
Gets a big "huh" from me too. George was an all time great,while Ingo was a flash in the pan.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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Gets a big "huh" from me too. George was an all time great,while Ingo was a flash in the pan.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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Gets a big "huh" from me too. George was an all time great,while Ingo was a flash in the pan.
Yep, Foreman reached "ALL TIME GREAT" status in 1970 with his victory over the declined Chuvalo. Consider when the article was written.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #7
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Yep, Foreman reached "ALL TIME GREAT" status in 1970 with his victory over the declined Chuvalo. Consider when the article was written.
I realise that,Mongoose. I was just talikng retrospectively.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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The current Champions;
Joe Frazier (25-0-0) (22 KO's)
Muhammad Ali (29-0-0) (23 KO's)

Added with the new crop of Black Heavyweights;
Mac Foster (24-0-0) (24 KO's)
George Foreman (22-0-0) (19 KO's)
Ken Norton (17-0-0) (16 KO's)

Reverend Thad Washington states, "This will insure that a Black Man will be fighting
for the World Heavyweight Championship for next 5 years. No longer can the promoters
block out a fight, for a whites only championship, something that the White Government
has wanted for years."

God the 70's were incredible
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #9
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How funny things looked in August 1970..

'Big George' being compared to Ingemar Johansson.

As time went by, Johansson went lower and lower in the rankings of Heavyweight
Champions.
How soon we forget, 'Big George' was only 21 when he fought Chuvalo.
And Chuvalo was Ranked #3 at the time, riding his 1969 KO win over Jerry Quarry.

And starting with John L Sullivan thru 'Smokin Joe' Frazier,,,,,,,,,,,
a total of 24 Heavyweight Champions,,,,
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #10
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Ingemar Johansson was pretty good in the late 1950s, but he blew the championship by living the party lifestyle.

Actually I'd say his right hand was better in ways than Foreman's.
Foreman was a far stronger man, and a clubbing puncher of immense power, he didn't even have to hit you clean to wobble you badly.
Johansson's punch was more something he'd have to catch you flush, but it was a really muderous weapon, would knock you cold or scramble your brains. Guys wouldn't even know what happened to them.

Johansson has become badly underrated these days, while Patterson has become overrated.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
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'Flag Waving Foreman'

Olympic Heavyweight Champion, George Foreman, who paraded around the ring waving
an American Flag after winning a Gold Medal in Mexico, got $5000 for his Pro debut.

Foreman, using his hammering fists to wave down Don Waldhelm in 3 Rounds, of
a preliminary fight, on the Joe Frazier vs Jerry Quarry at New York's Madison Square
Garden.

The 19 year-old plans to stay active over the next 18-months.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #12
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Olympic Heavyweight Champion, George Foreman, who paraded around the ring waving
an American Flag after winning a Gold Medal in Mexico, got $5000 for his Pro debut.
just amazing that foreman managed to win the gold medal fighting in that way. not exactly your typical amateur fighter... big gloves, short rounds, only a few of them, emphasis on racking up the points - foreman didn't care! he still managed to club his way to victory.
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The current Champions;
Joe Frazier (25-0-0) (22 KO's)
Muhammad Ali (29-0-0) (23 KO's)

Added with the new crop of Black Heavyweights;
Mac Foster (24-0-0) (24 KO's)
George Foreman (22-0-0) (19 KO's)
Ken Norton (17-0-0) (16 KO's)

Reverend Thad Washington states, "This will insure that a Black Man will be fighting
for the World Heavyweight Championship for next 5 years. No longer can the promoters
block out a fight, for a whites only championship, something that the White Government
has wanted for years."
Tho there is truth in the Rev's comments, it just shows that racism, in any form, will continue to exist forever. Current update: the radical arms of the NAACP want to block Kid Rock's celebration because of the use of the ConFed flag. I don't even like his music...I'm a classic rock/jazz/classical guy but jeez?....In defense, many NAACP members welcome his award.

Sidebar: why, at this time, was a 17-0 Norton even mentioned in all of this?
17-0? Against waste-toids?
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Yep, Foreman reached "ALL TIME GREAT" status in 1970 with his victory over the declined Chuvalo. Consider when the article was written.
Mongoose, I understand that..I saw the quoted article back then in print and it registered a "huh" to me when I first read it, as I saw NO similarity at all between the two stylewise, even though both had power.
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Tho there is truth in the Rev's comments, it just shows that racism, in any form, will continue to exist forever. Current update: the radical arms of the NAACP want to block Kid Rock's celebration because of the use of the ConFed flag. I don't even like his music...I'm a classic rock/jazz/classical guy but jeez?....In defense, many NAACP members welcome his award.

Sidebar: why, at this time, was a 17-0 Norton even mentioned in all of this?
17-0? Against waste-toids?
Jowcol, your music tastes are pretty similar to mine.
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