Boxing: Moorer lines up Foreman for defence

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The Independent Online
MICHAEL MOORER, the heavyweight champion, has announced he will defend his two world titles against the former heavyweight champion, George Foreman, on 5 November in Las Vegas.

Moorer, 26, will be making the first defence of the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles he won last April with a majority decision over Evander Holyfield. Foreman will be attempting to win the title 21 years after he took it from Joe Frazier.

Foreman, who said he is fighting for the least money he has received in several years, would not reveal his share of the purse. Moorer's cut was not made public either.

However, Foreman, 45, was adamant on the bout. 'If Michael Moorer runs from me, I'm gonna chase him and knock him out. I'm not going to go for a decision. I do believe that this guy depends on power. He's not the polished boxer he would want to be,' he said. After winning the title from Frazier in 1973, Foreman lost it in 1974 to Muhammad Ali.

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