Foreman falls short, the Rams first and Juve Blat choose Barcelona

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George Foreman (left) and Evander Holyfield fought in 1991.

Although George Foreman may not look back on April 19 very affectionately, all Ram fans should consider this an important day in their history.

Foreman tried to overcome both Father Time and Evander Holyfield 29 years ago, the name of two legendary boxing goers on foot in Atlantic City.

As for the Rams, they chose the future NFL Hall of Famers that had been the basis of their roster for more than a decade.

Take a look back at what happened on this date in history with a defensive masterclass in the Champions League.

1991 – The Real Deal? Holyfield proves his dignity

Delayed as the ‘war of the ages’, Holfield and Foreman faced each other in a clash between two heavyweights at opposite stages of their careers.

Holyfield is the undisputed champion, boasting IBF, WBA and WBC titles and a 25-fight unbeaten record, while Foreman returned to his early 40s.

Big George won 20 straight back in the ring after a decade-long absence, but Hollyfield’s win over the 32-year-old scorecard ended with a unanimous decision.

Foreman may miss out on the opportunity to become the oldest heavyweight champion on that occasion but he will go on to write for himself in history books in 1994.

1997 – Rams set up opening pace

The quarterbacks may be a valuable asset in the NFL Draft these days, but in 1997 the St. Louis Rams decided to go the first overall pick.

After completing a trade with the New York Jets to get the top spot, the franchise will build a front with the Orlando Pace to tackle the offensive out of Ohio State. It was a sensible choice.

Pace spent 12 seasons with the Rams, helping them win Super Bowl XXXIV and making the Pro Bowl seven times. Considering his star CV, it was not surprising when he was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

2017 – There is no way to become a Bursar

After winning the Champions League quarter-final 1-1 in the first leg of the Champions League in Turin, Juventus were relegated to Spain for a warning against Barcelona.

Lionel Messi and the organization shocked Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 seasons and, with a record of 4-1 victory, Sergey Roberto added extra time to send his team after a 4-1 defeat.

‘La Rimunta’ suggested that no lead was safe at Camp Nou, but Juve shut down their hosts, ending the match easily after seeing a 2-1 draw.

After the Serie A team advanced to the final, Cristiano could not keep Ronaldo and Real Madrid quiet in Cardiff, falling to 3-1.