On This Day in 1995, then WBA Heavyweight Champion, was told by the World Boxing Association that he would no longer be recognised as their champion as he decided he didn’t fancy the challenge of No. 1 contender, Tony Tucker.
The bout would go ahead, following Foreman’s title-stripping, between Tucker and the No. 2 contender, Bruce Seldon, who won the fight, in the end.
Initially, Foreman had refused to accept that Tucker was his No. 1 contender and, instead, decided to opt for a fight with unranked German, Axel Schulz.