Peak of Foreman's second career

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  1. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic For the honorable cross and the golden freedom Full Member

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    What exactly is that fight?
    Gerry Cooney?
    Michael Moorer?
    Some other fight?
     
  2. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I reckon around the Holyfield bout. When he beat Moorer, fighting the true elite really wasn't an option; when he fought Holyfield, it was an option but pointlessly risky one if there was no belt on the line.
     
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

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    I rate 1990 as foreman’s best year. He fought five times a scored five knockouts against mostly winning comp. After the Holyfield loss he started fighting significantly less. That and he went from old to ancient.
     
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    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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  5. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Definitely the Holyfield fight. George was far better in that fight than he was against Moorer.
     
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  6. CANNONBALL

    CANNONBALL Well-Known Member Full Member

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    looked his best vs Cooney, Rodriguez. Holyfield and Cooper

    looked his worst vs Qawi, Trane, Lakusta
     
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  7. mirexxa

    mirexxa Heavyweight Champ Full Member

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    Holyfield
     
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  8. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The Holyfield fight was George's best form of his second career.
     
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  9. James Page

    James Page Active Member banned Full Member

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    You might be right about the Cooney fight, although id probably go with the Holyfield fight. That was probably the toughest opponent of his comeback and he fought well.

    Moorer was good too, but it was more of a great victory then it was a great performance
     
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  10. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    His best performance was against Holyfield in my opinion.
    Especially when considering the level of competition.
    His best win was against Briggs (Though some how
    he lost)
    Also his ko's of Cooney and Moorer were outstanding
    considering his age.
     
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  11. Shay Sonya

    Shay Sonya The REAL Wonder Woman! Full Member

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    Michael Moorer. The peak of George Foreman's Comeback was recapturing the Lineal Heavyweight Championship.
     
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  12. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic For the honorable cross and the golden freedom Full Member

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    As a result, i.e. in the sporting sense, it is as you say, but:
     
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