George Foreman TKOs George Chuvalo, Comes Closer To Heavyweight Crown – August 4, 1970 (This Day In Boxing History)
This Day in Boxing History, August 4, 1970, marked George Foreman’s step closer to the heavyweight title after a TKO victory over Canadian boxer George Chuvalo. His left fist crashed into Chuvalo’s chin just less than two minutes of the third round.
The win was Foreman’s 22nd victory of a 40-win streak, but it was snapped by another all-time great Muhammad Ali.
Despite taking a 10-year break from the sport, Foreman still upheld his career with 76 wins and just five losses with 68 knockouts. He’s also known as one of the oldest heavyweight champions in boxing history.
The Ring Magazine ranks him as the ninth greatest puncher of all time and, in 2002, one of the 25 greatest fighters in the past 80 years.
The Texas native was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame.