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Rice president to fight Foreman for charity

Updated: May 1, 2004, 9:52 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The president of Rice University intends to fight two-time heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman in a bout for charity.

"I look to come out of this with nothing but the satisfaction of having been in the ring with a world champion," said Malcolm Gillis, 63, who did some amateur boxing as a youth. "I'm trying to show that old people can do these things. We can dust off old skills and use them again."

Over the past few months, Gillis has been quietly negotiating with the ...

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