Foreman

Foreman

[fawr-muhn, fohr-]
Foreman, George, 1948-, American boxer, b. Marshall, Tex. A high school dropout, Foreman learned to box in the Job Corps. In 1968 he was the Olympic heavyweight gold medalist. Foreman beat Joe Frazier for the world heavyweight crown in 1973 and defended the title twice before losing to Muhammad Ali. He retired to the ministry in 1977, but launched a comeback in 1987, losing a title fight at age 43. In 1994 Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titles and become the world's oldest heavyweight champion, but he was stripped of the WBA crown in 1995 and relinquished the IBF title the same year.

(born Jan. 10, 1949, Marshall, Texas, U.S.) U.S. boxer. Foreman grew up in Houston, Texas, and learned to box in a U.S. Job Corps camp in Oregon. He won the Olympic gold medal in heavyweight boxing in 1968. His first world heavyweight h1 victory was his second-round knockout of Joe Frazier in 1973. He had won all 40 of his professional bouts, many by knockout, before he fell in eight rounds to Muhammad Ali in 1974 in the so-called “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire, one of the most famous matches in modern boxing history. He retired in 1978 but began a remarkable comeback in 1987 at age 38; he regained the h1 in 10 rounds against Michael Moorer in 1994 to become, at 45, the oldest h1holder ever. He announced his retirement again the next year but fought a few more times in 1996–97. He has been an ordained minister since 1977.

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(born Jan. 10, 1949, Marshall, Texas, U.S.) U.S. boxer. Foreman grew up in Houston, Texas, and learned to box in a U.S. Job Corps camp in Oregon. He won the Olympic gold medal in heavyweight boxing in 1968. His first world heavyweight h1 victory was his second-round knockout of Joe Frazier in 1973. He had won all 40 of his professional bouts, many by knockout, before he fell in eight rounds to Muhammad Ali in 1974 in the so-called “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire, one of the most famous matches in modern boxing history. He retired in 1978 but began a remarkable comeback in 1987 at age 38; he regained the h1 in 10 rounds against Michael Moorer in 1994 to become, at 45, the oldest h1holder ever. He announced his retirement again the next year but fought a few more times in 1996–97. He has been an ordained minister since 1977.

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Foreman is a city in Little River County, Arkansas, United States. Foreman is most notable for being the hometown of Tracy Lawrence. Foreman is also home to the three time defending class AA Arkansas state softball champions, the Foreman Lady Gators. The population was 1,125 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Foreman is located at (33.721213, -94.396888).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²).2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.51% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,125 people, 490 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 573.7 people per square mile (221.6/km²). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 288.6/sq mi (111.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.29% White, 27.29% Black or African American, 1.96% Native American, 1.07% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 490 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,176, and the median income for a family was $29,231. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,202. About 18.2% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 34.3% of those age 65 or over.

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