George Foreman is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history and knows a thing or two about the hardest punchers in the sport.
‘Big George’ was twice the heavyweight champion of the world and also an Olympic gold medallist.
Foreman a bonafide boxing legend
When he retired in 1997, Foreman finished with a professional boxing record of 76-5.
He fought many of the top names during his career including Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier, and Evander Holyfield.
Foreman, 71, was asked on Twitter who he thought were the three hardest punchers in history and also where he would put himself on the list.
He replied: “Joe Louis was the hardest puncher ever; Liston make the cut as well as Lennox Lewis. Mike Tyson. Nothing special about me.”
Joe Louis was the hardest puncher ever; Liston make the cut as well as Lennox Lewis. Mike Tyson. Nothing special about me. https://t.co/KVY9ggVFPV
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) July 18, 2020
Mike Tyson was one of the most destructive heavyweights in history
Lennox Lewis was a three-time heavyweight world champion
One man who will probably feel he should be on the list is Deontay Wilder – who is the self-declared ‘hardest puncher in boxing history’.
Wilder has 41 wins by knockout in his career with Tyson Fury and Bermane Stiverne the only men he has failed to KO.
Foreman has previously been asked if Wilder was the greatest knockout artist in the history of the sport.
He told TMZ: “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.”