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George Foreman's Greatest Fights: Foreman-Lyle

Originally Published: July 26, 2006
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle January 24, 1976 -- Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

It was, in the words of Red Smith, who had witnessed almost all of the heavyweight bouts in the more than 50 years of his career at ringside, "The most two-sided battle of heavyweights in recent memory." It was the George Foreman-Ron Lyle heavyweight set-to.

The scheduled 12-round heavyweight elimination contest between Foreman, the former heavyweight champion, and Ron Lyle, the number-five ...

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