Foreman-Bowe fight talked for D.C.

March 26, 1992

George Foreman may be going to Washington in his campaign to become heavyweight champion of the world, although it wouldn't hurt any run for the presidency of the United States.

Big George -- and even in Washington his stature would make him the Biggest George -- has been invited to RFK Stadium to fight Riddick Bowe in July, the New York Daily News reported.

"It could be a bigger fight than Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes," Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, said yesterday at a news conference at Sports on Broadway to announce Bobby Czyz' WBA cruiserweight defense against Donny Lalonde on May 8 in Las Vegas.

Foreman, 43, who has an April 11 HBO fight against Alex Stewart and an HBO comedy special on his agenda, would be guaranteed $15 million on a 2-1 split, leaving Bowe with $7.5 million, Newman said.

Ron Weathers, Foreman's adviser, said it was "possible, but unlikely" the RFK date would take place, since he believes there is more money for the attractive fight either in Japan or in a major casino.

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