''After I won the Gold Medal, I went to the White House to present President Lyndon Johnson with a plaque as a way of thanking him for creating the Job Corps.'' George entered the Job Corps as a teenager and it completely changed his life. Among many other things, the Job Corps is where George learned about boxing for the first time.
George with Joe Louis (middle) and Archie Moore a few days before George fought Joe Frazier in Kinston, Jamaica. George considers Joe Louis the greatest heavyweight champion ever and that Archie Moore is the best light heavyweight champion in history.
George knocks down Joe Frazier six times in the first two rounds to win the heavyweight title for the first time on Jan. 22, 1973, in Kinston, Jamaica.
George was the heavyweight champion for about two months when this picture was taken. George was in San Diego to watch Muhammad Ali fight Ken Norton. Many expected that Ali would defeat Norton which would set up a title shot for Ali against George. However, Norton beat Ali in a 12-round decision. Ali fought the last 10 rounds of the fight with a broken jaw.
California governor Ronald Reagan presents George with his World Boxing Council title belt. George won the title earlier that year, but hadn't received the belt yet (each champion receives his own personalized belt after winning the title). Reagan, the future U.S. President, presented George with the belt at the state capitol in Sacramento. George hadn't seen the belt before that day and was surprised when he received it during the visit.
''I was on a tour to show school kids my Championship Belt. This was in Oakland, California.''
George skipping rope and preparing to defend his championship title.
Boxing promoter Don King in New York City with George (and an opportunistic parking attendant).
George meets Jonathan Winters for the first time as Winters received a charitable award in Los Angeles
George was in a photo shoot for one the earliest issues of People magazine. The editors gave George the freedom to come up with a photo idea. ''I'm going to put a stand out here and we'll put a cow on the stand. I was going to lift the cow just for a second while the photographer quickly take a couple of shots and then set the cow back on the stand. Instead the stand fell over so the cow basically fell on me. So I had to carry around this cow for a LOT longer than I wanted. This photo is the result of a mistake. They were shocked that I could walk around carrying this cow. This photo is real!''
George and Freddie Prinze in rehearsal for a Dick Van Dyke comedy special TV show
''George Barris, who made the first Batmobile, customized this car for me. I found him because I heard that whenever John Wayne bought a new car, he took it to Mr. Barris to raise the ceiling because John Wayne was tall. I bought a brand new Lincoln Continental and sent it to him. It's got an F on the sides, F on the wheels, and a box on the back. It was the coolest car in Beverly Hills. I'm still trying to find that car and buy it back. Some collector bought it and I can't find it. I sold it back in 1978 when I became a preacher.''
George is standing in the background, in a robe, on the day of delivery.
In Houston, George and James Brown attend the funeral of Haywood Moore, George's mentor. Brown, a famous musician, was known as ''The Godfather of Soul.''
''This was the contract signing for the rematch between me and Joe Frazier. By this time I was no longer the champion and Frazier had lost to Muhammad Ali. Between us is Jerry Perenchio, the fight promoter.''
George meets his biological father, Leroy Moorehead, for the very first time outside of a church in Marshall, Texas.
''I'm assisting in a baptism in the San Jacinto river. Oh, was I cold!''
George is sitting on the porch of what would become the original building of ''The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.''
''I was sitting there explaining to some reporters what I'm doing with my life since retiring from boxing.''
George's last fight was a loss to Jimmy Young in 1977. He became an ordained minister in 1978 and opened The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1980.
''I was branching out on my own and preaching alone for the first time, no one backing me up. Back then, before the church was formed, I was preaching in private homes.''
Father Hupp presents George with a token of appreciation after George visited Boys Town in Nebraska. ''The trophy read: 'He ain't heavy, Father . . . he's m' brother'' which is the motto for Boys Town.
George was enshrined into the Houston Boxing Association's Hall of Fame at The Summit in 1984. Muhammad Ali presented George with a trophy and a plaque as part of the ceremony. This induction occurred exactly 10 years after Ali defeated George in the ''Rumble in the Jungle.'' The Houston Boxing Association was formed by Josephine Abercrombie.
George with his brother Roy just prior to a fight in Oakland, California. The camouflage jacket was a gift from George's visit to Fort Benning Army base. ''I loved that jacket. I wore it everywhere.''
George was in Alaska preparing for the seventh fight of his comeback against Frank Lux. He's visiting a reindeer farm.
In preparation for the title fight against Evander Holyfield. The photo was taken in Atlantic City. Front row (L-R): George Foreman, Mort Sharnik, Roy Foreman, Jon Saraceno, Charlie Shipes Back row: Ron Weathers, Norman Henry, Bob Cook, Willie Carpenter