Evander Holyfield shared the ring with some of the sport’s greatest punchers.
‘The Real Deal’ faced the likes of Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson but has named George Foreman as the hardest hitter he ever faced.
Speaking to ESNEWS he said: “The guy that hit me the hardest was George Foreman.
“He hit me one time in the eleventh round, and I came back to the corner and I said ‘did he knock all my teeth out?’”
In April 1991 Holyfield fought the second coming of George Foreman winning by unanimous decision.
But Foreman would later go on and shock the world by knocking out Michael Moorer to claim the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.
𝐎𝐓𝐃! A 45 year old George Foreman sets the record as the oldest ever world heavyweight champion after knocking out Michael Moorer 👏🏆 pic.twitter.com/dI6Oh7LDIC
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 5, 2023