Kate Meyers
April 19, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

It has been 18 years since George Foreman knocked out Smokin’ Joe Frazier in Jamaica for his first heavyweight crown. On April 19, the 43-year-old contender returns to the ring to take on current champ Evander Holyfield. What a difference an era makes.

* Guaranteed total purse for 1973’s Foreman-Frazier bout: $1,225,000
* Guaranteed purse for this week’s fight: $32 million
* Foreman’s weight for ’73 bout: 217 1/2 pounds
* Foreman’s weight now: 250 pounds
* A ringside ticket for ’73 bout: $112
* A ringside ticket today: $1,000
* Holyfield’s age in ’73: 10
* Number of Foreman’s sons: 4
* Number of Foreman’s sons named George: 4

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