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George Foreman, a young tough from Houston, joined the Job Corps in the 1960s and discovered boxing. After going on to win an Olympic gold medal in 1968, Foreman turned professional and won the heavyweight championship in 1973. After Muhammad Ali defeated him the next year, Foreman became an evangelical minister and pastor of a church in Houston. In 1984, he opened the George Foreman Youth and Community Center in Houston. At age 38 he returned to the ring, and in 1994 at age 45 became the oldest man to win the heavyweight championship.