Won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.
Won the heavyweight boxing title in January of 1973 by knocking out Joe Frazier. Lost the title in October of 1974 to Muhammad Ali.
He knocked out Joe Frazier (1973) and Ken Norton (1974) in the second round. He KO'd Frazier again in the 5th in a later meeting.
Fought 5 heavyweight boxers in one night in Canada in 1975, knocking out 3.
Climbed off the canvas three times to knockout Ron Lyle in 1976.
Retired from boxing in 1977 after a loss to Jimmy Young, then returned to the ring in 1987.
He was never knocked down during his" second career" (31-3 1987-1997) . Amazingly, in each fight. he remained standing between rounds.
Undefeated since his comeback in 1987, George fought undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for the title in 1991. Big George proved he was for real at 42 by staying with Holyfield for 12 rounds and losing by decision.
Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1990.
At age 45, George regained the world heavyweight title by knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round in 1994.
Son George VI born on 15 August 1999 at 10:45 pm.
Inducted into World Boxing Hall of Fame. [18 October 2002]
Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 2003.