George Foreman ranks the four heaviest punchers of all time including Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis

George Foreman ranks the four heaviest punchers of all time including Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis

July 18, 2020

LEGENDARY former boxer George Foreman has revealed his four heaviest punchers of all-time… and has not included himself.

The two-time heavyweight champion, 71, was asked about his opinions on the hardest punchers to ever grace the ring.


And with great humility, Big George omitted himself from the running.

Asked to list his biggest hitters, he replied: "Joe Louis was the hardest puncher ever; Liston make the cut as well as Lennox Lewis. Mike Tyson.

"Nothing special about me."

One man that will feel aggrieved to be omitted, you would imagine, is Deontay Wilder.

Going into February's defeat to Tyson Fury, the Bronze Bomber possessed a knockout ratio of a jaw-dropped 97 per cent and was 42-0 in his career.

But asked about Wilder, even prior to his defeat to Fury, Foreman didn't believe that the-then WBC champion had yet entered the pantheon of the greats.

He told TMZ Sports: "He’s good but he hasn’t approached Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson. No, he hasn’t approached that kind of recognition yet. No way.

"For me, he has to have a performance like Mike Tyson did over Trevor Berbick. Boy, when I saw that, I was down visiting Vegas, and I thought, 'This guy is a nightmare!'"

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At the time, Wilder hit back: "I understand Foreman and all these guys, they got to let their era go in the past, I am the hardest hitting puncher in boxing history period.

“I’m 42 and 0 with 41 KOs and the numbers speak for itself, I’ve got a 97 per cent [KO] ratio and I’m above everybody, numbers don’t lie.

“I don’t know what Foreman’s talking about, they got to learn how to give me my credit, there’s no denying because over and over I’m going to prove them wrong each and every time. You’re going to be looking silly."

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