Rhett Butler talks to George Foreman Jr about playing sports, legacy, and telling great stories.
George Foreman, Jr., recently joined Rhett Butler on the TSL Power Hour. The eldest son of legendary boxer George Foreman, Sr., has been behind a slew of projects over the years and witnessed his father’s amazing journey firsthand. From documentaries to his past as leading force behind the infamous Foreman grill, there are a plethora of projects that Foreman, Jr. will be releasing. He also has a combat sports initiative in Africa brewing.
We interviewed Foreman, Jr. on the TSL Power Hour recently to discuss his athletic past, current film endeavors and future focus on Africa and its wealth of athletes.
Foreman, Sr. left the sport of boxing in 1977 after losing a unanimous decision to Jimmy Young in Puerto Rico. A spiritual process and deeply personal reflection transformed Foreman into an impassioned ordained minister prior to his eventual return to the sport.
Ten years later after his initial retirement, he went on a 24-fight win streak, with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. He would fight Evander Holyfield and Tommy Morrison for their heavyweight world titles, losing each via decision until he finally bested Michael Moorer in 1994, becoming the WBA, IBF and lineal world heavyweight champion at 45 years old.
Foreman’s story is one of rebirth and a testament to the power of self-belief. The Houston, Texas native’s life of a veteran boxer turned groundbreaking entrepreneur is embodied in the legacy of his children and George Foreman, Jr., is leading the pack.