In Texas: Spreading the Word

It is now eight years since George Foreman lost a twelve-round decision to Jimmy Young in Puerto Rico and moments thereafter found the Lord. There were those who blamed the former heavyweight champion's immediate change of plans --he gave up boxing--on hallucinations brought on by heat prostration. But Foreman said that, to his mind, an oppressively hot night in San Juan was one thing, a call from God something else, and he knew the difference. Off came the gloves.

After that, Foreman went back to Texas, state of his birth, on a self- assigned mission to spread the Word. This he...

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