What happens if Foreman gets the decision against Briggs

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  1. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    Does he continue fighting or does he retire anyway?
  2. ThatOne

    ThatOne Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 13, 2022
    He's still active.
  3. SwarmingSlugger

    SwarmingSlugger Member Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    I think George was about done anyway especially with his grill taking off.
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  4. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    The winner was always (supposedly) going to face Lennox from my understanding.
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  5. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    I really don't see George fighting Lewis
  6. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Thank the lord then, George didn't face Lennox!
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  7. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    no he would not face Lewis in 1998
  8. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Foreman gets the decision he goes on to fight until the present day, increasing his rate of matches, very gradually facing less strenuous competition until by the present day he has over 100 new victories, coaxing old boxers out of retirement only to vanquish them.

    Holmes is startled by how effective & cagey he has become when they finally clash when both reaching retirement age, & Foreman fights on even terms for the first half until overwhelming Larry with ironically now-legendary levels of endurance, gets a TKO in the 12th.

    Tyson & he stage an epic slug fest, although Mike cannot hang with him fights bravely until vanquished late.
    Foreman becomes a much-loved Gatekeeper, but always facing men who can never quite get through.

    He is incredibly promiscuous with his praise, everyone is like the Next Coming of Christ, but none can defeat him.
    He extends his gig with HBO by pioneering color commentary....during his fights.
    Mic in his shorts, he literally praises & encourages his opponents while talking to the public, although some suspect that he is messing with their head when he doles out superb advice to outbox him via speed & evasiveness, he is extremely sincere & none can execute it effectively enough.

    By 2010 he is facing the likes of decent ham & eggers.
    2022 sees him somehow still beating those with mediocre records & new prospects with small but some promise.

    Half of his sons face him when coming of age-none can pass this Rite of Passage-Foreman is incredibly proud of them anyway.

    No Neck is among a few Internet stalkers that challenges him, getting his shot in 2011, only to take an insane amount of punishment.
    No round is competitive but N.N. continues a line of taunting challenges that would make Zaire Ali proud.
    Absorbing a Monstrous volume of shots, the lack of any visible neck somehow keeps him upright when most others fall.

    Although after invariably predicting Foreman will lose each time & becoming ridiculed as the worst forecaster ever, the loss is too much to bear & in March of 2012-when he joined this forum in real time-he is institutionalized.
    His actual alternative universe posts vary not at all from what occurred in our particular timeline.
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  9. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Imagine if he had splattered Lewis with a lucky one In a money fight...
  10. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    George would take on Lennox in a big money fight and most likely get beaten up. If he should win that maybe he’d push for that Tyson fight to cash out on?
  11. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016

    Whew! thank goodness Foreman lost then, that would have been an ugly fight.
  12. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Tua, tomato cans, or retirement.
  13. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Doesn't bear thinking about.
    So George gets Joe Frazier and Lennox Lewis on his win ledger!!!
    That's uncanny.
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  14. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    No Neck if you are reading this I was just teasing in the post above when you went insane in an alternate universe because Foreman was the most dominant older fighter ever.

    If I was to extrapolate further, by the time George reached 100 he would be facing the toughest, youngest seniors out there, but still smokin' them all.
  15. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I think it would have largely depended on how big of a purse he was offered in his next fight and how high of a risk it would have been. But the days of him taking on anyone else were over with as that had started to fall off in recent years. After losing to Evander in 1991 he was basically only fighting about once a year