Heavyweight boxing legend, George Foreman, believes there are only two heavyweights who stand out as strong enough to compete in his era of boxing, which was notoriously one of the toughest.
Foreman is regarded as one of the most devastating punchers of all-time and defeated the likes of Joe Frazier, Ron Lyle and Kenny Norton. He is also remembered for his comeback, after a decade away from the ring, where he returned and defeated Michael Moorer at 45-years-old, becoming the oldest ever heavyweight champion.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Foreman pinpointed the two men who would have been able to compete at the top end of the division in the 1970’s – Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
“I just love boxing now. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, these guys could have existed in any era, they would have inspired me to become a boxer.
I like those guys and I like the way that they have fought, I don’t know anything about their lives outside of the ring, but inside the ring ooft, what fighters they are! I’m interested in them, it’s like George Foreman again.”
The legendary career and life of George Foreman is now heading to the big screens, with a film documenting his life being released to cinema’s on April 28th in the United Kingdom titled ‘Big George Foreman’.
The movie stars Khris Davis, who will portray everything that Foreman has been through inside and outside of the ring, from the highs of twice winning the heavyweight title, to the devastation of his famous loss to Muhammad Ali.