A biopic about the life of two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman, titled Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World, is coming soon.
The movie will cover his struggles with money in addition to his comeback to boxing after a considerable time away from the game, which enabled him to become the oldest-ever heavyweight champion when he was 45 years old.
George Tillman Jr, who oversaw the biopic Notorious, is going to be the director of this project. Kris Davis, who had parts in films such as Judas and the Black Messiah and Space Jam: A New Legacy, will be portraying Foreman.
Foreman had an impressive amateur career, highlighted by his victory over Giorgio Bambini in the semi-finals of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Interestingly, Bambini had an undefeated professional career, with a record of 15-0, before retiring.
When Foreman was 37-0, he was given a chance to fight for the heavyweight championship, and he was triumphant in his bout against the previously undefeated champion Joe Frazier who had a record of 29-0. He continued to be undefeated, beating Ken Norton, who had a record of 30-2.
When the much-anticipated bout between Foreman, who had an undefeated 40-0 record, and the two-time world champion Muhammad Ali, who had a 44-2 record, came to a close, it was dubbed “Rumble in the Jungle.”
Ali employed a strategy known as “rope-a-dope” and allowed Foreman to hit him against the ropes, primarily targeting his arms, for seven rounds.
In the eighth round, the exhausted Foreman was no longer able to continue, and Ali ended up taking the title after stopping him.
But it was all capped off when Foreman was victorious in his bout by defeating Michael Moorer, who had an undefeated record of 35-0, in a ten-round bout in November of 1994 to become the oldest heavyweight champion.
If this is something you fancy, then what are you waiting for? The first screening is on March 8th, 2023 in Pennsylvania. It is also projected that the movie will be released on April 28th, 2023.