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Foreman Training for One-Fight Comeback

February 10, 2004

HOUSTON (AP) _ Former heavyweight champion George Foreman, whose last fight was seven years ago, said he is in training for a one-fight comeback. Foreman told Houston television station KRIV on Monday that he began training on Jan. 10, his 55th birthday.

``I’ve been training and working out to get down to 225 pounds,″ he said. ``If I do, I’m going to have one more boxing match.″

He said he has already lost 25 pounds.

Foreman has not fought since losing to Shannon Briggs in 1997. He said he knows people will make fun of him, but said he is used to it.

``A lot of people say, `Boy, you must be out of your mind. Don’t even try it,‴ he said. ``But I’ve heard that since I was 19 years old.″

Foreman’s career record is 76-5 with 68 knockouts.

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