Former two-time Heavyweight Champion of the World George Foreman. In 1974 in what was called the "Rumble in the Jungle" he took on Muhammad Ali in Zaire for the World Heavyweight title. He entered the fight as a better than 3-1 favorite, but in a humiliating upset for Foreman, Ali won and became World Heavyweight Champion. In 1995 Foreman wrote his autobiography: By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman (Villard Books) written with Joel Engel. Foreman staged a comeback in 1994 when he beat Michael Moorer to regain the title.
Foreman is presently a preacher, community leader and dedicated child advocate. On February 14th, the documentary "When We Were Kings" opens. It's about the fight in Zaire in 1974 when Foreman lost the world title to Muhammad Ali. In 1995 Forman wrote his autobiography, By George, co-authored by Joel Engel. (REBROADCAST from 6/7/95)
At age 46, Foreman still retains the title. He is presently a preacher, community leader and dedicated child advocate. His new book By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman (Villard Books) written with Joel Engel, reveals the man behind the champion.
Commentator Gerald Early tells us why he was unsatisfied with "When We Were Kings" the Oscar-award winning documentary about the classic showdown between Muhammad Ali and George Forman in 1974 in Zaire.