Video of George Foreman training on the heavy bag has re-emerged

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Former two-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist George Foreman has been back in the headlines in recent days after bizarrely calling out Steven Seagal.

He randomly posted on Twitter: “Steven Seagal, I challenge you one on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas.”

Although now 68-years-old, there would still be plenty of fans willing to pay to see Foreman go toe-to-toe with the Hollywood actor.

Foreman had an illustrious professional career in two spells between 1969-97.

After turning his attention to boxing following a troubled upbringing, he won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

He turned professional the following year, leading to a title victory over an undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973 meanwhile many fans will recall his historic clashes against Muhammad Ali.

In case you are too young to remember seeing Foreman in his prime, footage has re-emerged this week which shows him absolutely destroying a heavy bag with his trainer - see below.

Boxing fans are going crazy over the video and it has opened fresh debates over just how good Foreman was in his prime and how he compares against other boxing legends such as Mike Tyson.

There is a point in the video where Foreman actually rocks his trainer and nearly knocks him over after hitting the bag. 

Foreman still holds the record for being the oldest World Heavyweight Champion in history and the second oldest in any weight class. He claimed that accolade after making his comeback from retirement in 1994 at the tender age of 45 and went on to win the unified WBA, IBF and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating Michael Moorer.

Now a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame, his legacy as one of the greatest is firmly secured.

David Haye

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