This Day in Boxing

George Foreman Beats Crawford Grimsley This Day November 3, 1996

George Foreman Beats Crawford Grimsley This Day November 3, 1996

 

 

  • George Foreman 253 lbs
  • Crawford Grimsley 235 lbs
  • UD in round 12 of 12
  • Location: Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
  • Referee: Max Parker Jr.
  • Judge: Henry Eugene Grant 119-109
  • Judge: Rocky Young 116-112
  • Judge: Glenn Feldman 117-111
  • Lineal Heavyweight Title (2nd defense by Foreman)
  • WBU Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Foreman)
  • IBA Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)

 

Notes:

The fights attracted little attention in Japan. With ticket prices ranging from about $90 to more than $800, the roughly 6,000-seat arena near Tokyo Disneyland was half-empty. But the bouts were really aimed at a Saturday night pay-per-view audience in the United States.

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