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George Foreman

George Foreman (Boxing. Born, Marshall, TX, Jan. 10, 1949.)  Heavyweight George Foreman first captured public attention by winning an Olympic gold medal in 1968.  He made his professional debut in Madison Square Garden on June 23, 1969 with a third round knockout over journeyman Don Waldheim. After that victory, Foreman turned New York City into [...]

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The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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