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George Foreman : Recipient of The James V. Day Good Guy Award

 

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The words of legendary broadcaster Howard Cosell still ring in sports history. Minutes after Cosell's call from Kingston, Jamaica, on Jan. 22, 1973, he introduced new world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, an underdog who had dominated Joe Frazier with six knockdowns in two rounds. By that time, patriotic Americans had already been inspired by Foreman, who waved a U.S. flag in the ring after winning a gold medal over Ionas Chepulis of the Soviet Union in the 1968 Olympics.
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James V. Day Good Guy Award

The James V. Day "Good Guy" Award is named after a World War II veteran and prominent Legionnaire. Recent recipients include NFL Hall-of-Famer Alan Page, performer Dolly Parton, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and former NBA star David Robinson.