Woody, 48, who is retired from the New York City Transit Authority, where he worked as a maintenance engineer, has tried unsuccessfully to obtain a license to work as a sparring partner. "I have seen bad times, like most fighters do," he says. "But I have a good solid body. I have aged just a little slower than most guys." Of late, Woody has embraced the teachings of the Indian mystic Meher Baba, to whom he has built a shrine in his Bronx apartment.
KO'D IN ROUND 3
SEPTEMBER 21, 1971; BEAUMONT, TEXAS
"George was the Number 2 contender when I fought him. He never talked too much, he did all his talking with his fists. He was a deadly puncher, the hardest puncher in the world. Earnie Shavers, Cleveland Williams, Ron Lyle, Oscar Bonavena could punch, but George was the hardest. I don't believe in age, and I think George can beat anybody. Holyfield won't be able to take his punches."
Since leaving the ring, Caldwell (middle), 44, has worked as a bodyguard and is now a trainer at Gold's Gym in Las Vegas. Here he poses with two clients. "They paid me $1,500 for the Foreman fight," he says. "Out of that, they took expenses. I knew I had been robbed and stolen from, and I left boxing with a bad feeling. I'd get calls on a Tuesday saying, 'We got a big fight for you on Thursday—in Africa.' "
WON 12-ROUND DECISION
MARCH 17, 1977; SAN JUAN, P.R.
"I had a lot of confidence. I knew I was going to win. I had him down in the 12th round. He caught me in the seventh round with a left hook, and 14 years later I can still feel that punch. I remember that when he caught me, I was asking God to help my soul. I have never told George this, but when he caught me with that punch, I was out cold. All he had to do was push me with his little finger. How I survived that round I will never know."
Young, 42, who lives with his son, Jason, in Philadelphia, has sparred with Mike Tyson, and fought last year in Biloxi, Miss., where he knocked out his opponent. Since then, a spine injury suffered in a car accident has forced him to quit boxing. He is looking for a job. "I would like to join the police force," he says, "but I'm too old."