How Many Times Was George Foreman Knocked Out?

How Many Times Was George Foreman Knocked Out?

How Many Times Was George Foreman Knocked Out?

A celebrated former heavyweight champion, George Foreman was no stranger to both memorable victories and some defeats in his era-defining boxing career. In the following content, we will discuss how many times George Foreman got knocked out his entire career.

Early Career

Foreman began his professional career in 1969 and won his 13 first fights, 11 of them by knockout.

He remained unbeaten through 1970, winning all 12 of his fights, including 11 by knockout.

After 1971, Foreman won seven of his next fights by knock-out, giving him an impressive record of 32–0 (29 KO) by the end of the year.

1st Heavyweight Championship Reign

Foreman vs. Frazier

In 1973, he won the heavyweight title with a brutal second-round TKO of Joe Frazier in one of the towering pinnacles of his career.

Foreman vs. Norton

He lost in his first title defense in a brutal battle with Ken Norton that saw Foreman KO'd and the championship ceded to Muhammad Ali.

Comeback

Foreman famously re-entered the ring in 1987 at the age of 38 after a ten-year hiatus. Over time, he built a strong and solid fitness and won many fights to prove his spirit and perseverance.

Total Knockouts

Foreman was able to get a knockout 68 times in his professional career. Yet when it comes to the number of times he was knocked out, the numbers tell a different tale.

Number of Times Knocked Out

Though he is known for knocking out opponents left and right, George Foreman was KO'd multiple times throughout his pro boxing career.

His defeats at junctures, which mattered the most in his boxing labor.

Foreman suffered his first professional loss to Muhammad Ali in the famous Rumble in the Jungle on 197 in 1974 - he was knocked out by Ali.

Legacy and Recognition

While his loss may have still been painful, he still left an indelible mark on the boxing world.

His incredible come back in 1994, becoming the agreed upon winner of the unified WBA, IBF, and lineal heavyweight championship titles, & reclaimed his status as one of the most resilient fighters in history.

He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame, becoming certain for all time as a legend of the sport.

George Foreman, one of the most powerful and imposing figures in the ring, was stopped by knockout five times during his illustrious professional boxing career. 


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