BBC Scotland This Sporting Life with Tom English interviews the two-time world heavyweight champion & Olympic gold medallist George Foreman. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08j0yww
By Lenny Moon - reprint from Lenny Moon Sports. When the sports bar conversation centers around the NBA’s greatest athlete, most would concur that the selection would quickly be settled with the Michael Jordan resolution. With all due respect, “MJ” would be safe if the criteria centers around the ability to dominate for a sustained period of time while adding the optimal amount of flair to his presentation. But if the conversation is expanded to discussing the game’s biggest winner in NBA history then a different sheriff has to be implemented by the name of Bill Russell.
Foreman Boxing with Roy Foreman on GoBeGreatRadio.com Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (CST). Get the GoBeGreatRadio App on Android or stream it online at: https://stream.radio.co/s4b28b93e6/listen
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- He's a sporting icon and one of Houston's own. By Greg Bailey. George Foreman is also a two-time heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist and a beloved TV pitchman. As the beloved boxer takes us inside his quarantine life, Foreman is taking you back to the glory days on this week's episode of Q'D Up in partnership with the Houston Sports Authority.
Basketball icon Michael Jordan sat down with veteran sports broadcaster Lenny Moon back during the 1991-92 NBA campaign. The Chicago Bulls were making their only appearance in H-Town where the defending champs were preparing to take on the homestanding Houston Rockets led by Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. MJ discusses the maturation of team's 1987 Draft mates Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant.
MARCH 30, 2020 BY LENNY@LENNYMOONSPORTS.COM
Former Houston Astros star outfielder Jimmy “Toy Cannon” Wynn posing with his popular moniker.
Before the vaunted “Killer B’s” (Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Lance Bergman) a dynamo housed in a 5-9 frame and weighed a mere 160 pounds named Jimmy Wynn became the first breakout star for the Houston Colt 45s and later the Houston Astros. Although drafted by the Cincinnati Reds back in 1962, the Colt 45s acquired the promising infielder at the conclusion of that same year admiring his raw athleticism that included exceptional speed and surprising power for his anatomy. The Houston club along with the New York Mets arrived on the MLB scene as expansion teams the season prior to the Wynn transaction.
Full article: http://lennymoonsports.com/blog/2020/03/30/lennymoonsports-remembers-the-toy-cannon/
Big George Foreman, Two Time Heavyweight Champion of the World and Preacher at Lord Jesus Christ in Houston, TX, celebrates 43 years of service to all mighty God and the knowledge of his son, Jesus Christ.
Ron Maxey, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
Published 10:35 a.m. CT March 6, 2018
Civil rights pioneer James Meredith says he has changed his feelings toward the statue of him on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi, now thinking it's not such a bad thing.
The Daily Mississippian, the university newspaper, reports Meredith expressed his feelings over the weekend while attending a Black Alumni Reunion on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford.
"This is really a time for change in me and in what I'm going to do," the newspaper reported Meredith saying during the event.
For more info: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2018/03/06/james-meredith-embraces-ole-miss-statue/399170002/
With the untimely passing of Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, a tribute to honor his patriotism and incredible sports talent was planned for April 16, 17 & 18, 2020. The most exciting boxing event in Virginia will be rescheduled for later this year due to outbreak worries over the spread of COVID-19.
Mid Atlantic Boxing, the event organizer, announced today that the Sweet Pea Whitaker Tribute Weekend is cancelled out of an abundance of concern for the health and wellbeing of all athletes and participants, regarding the
coronavirus outbreak and impending travel restrictions.
On behalf of the Whitaker Family, this year’s event was scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 16, 2020 with the Tribute Event. Friday was the Weigh-In, and Saturday was the main event with 12 Bouts of professional boxing including one world championship and two Virginia State Titles. Mid-Atlantic Boxing is working with the Virginia Boxing Commissioner to identify available dates later this year.
The inaugural event will establish the City of Norfolk as the east coast destination for competitive Boxing. Attendance from Sweet Pea’s 1984 Olympic Boxing Team and many professional boxers is expected, as well as an audience of 10,000 people for the championship bouts. Organizers will assess the progress of the outbreak and announce the new dates when the risk subsides.
The Sweet Pea Tribute Weekend being cancelled is not a unique incident. Other sporting and business events have also announced intentions for delays, rescheduling or cancellations as a result of coronavirus concerns. Over two dozen industry events in Asia have announced postponements. For additional information, please please contact the event organizer, Mid-Atlantic Boxing LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The 42nd annual "Original" MLK Day Parade in downtown Houston got an added boost of star power from a former professional boxer and entrepreneur.
Houston native and two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman served as Grand Marshal.
Thousands lined downtown streets to watch more than 75 groups perform as the parade rolled.
The celebration moved to Herman Square for the 4th annual MLK JR. Taste of Houston Festival.
There was also another parade in Midtown.
The MLK Grande Parade started at San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street.
Reprint from ABC 13 Houston
Roy Foreman is regarded as a leading voice in the boxing industry which he has served for over 25 years.