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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Foreman Is All Belly in Tokyo Bout

TOKYO -- George Foreman, 47, won using the belly-bump and afterward said he had 100 more fights in him.


On the undercard, HIV-infected Tommy Morrison won against fellow American Marcus Rhode in the first round. Morrison didn't lose a drop of blood and the referee decided not to wear goggles but did don surgical gloves.


Unlike most parts of the United States, Japan does not prohibit anyone carrying the AIDS virus from taking part in professional boxing.


But the main event featured the belly-bump which helped the ever-young Foreman retain his World Boxing Union heavyweight title in a unanimous points win over fellow American Crawford Grimsley.


"These young folks can't keep up with me," Foreman said.


"Now that's over with, I'm going to go eat 16 hamburgers and have sushi for dessert."


Morrison's bout had attracted almost as much attention as Foreman's because the 27-year-old is infected with the HIV virus.


But in the end no precautions were needed as Morrison won on a technical knockout against Rhode with only one minute, 38 seconds gone.