1968 Olympic Gold Medalist. Two-time Heavyweight World Champion. One of the greatest punchers and boxers of all time. A career record of 76-5 with 68 KOs. 68! Inventor and multi-millionaire thanks to his grill which has sold 100 million units worldwide.
He is George Foreman, a face well known to both boxing fans and non-boxing fans alike thanks to his successful business aimed at helping people eat healthier, and now thanks to EPIX, fans will be able to watch his incredible story.
On September 13th at 8pm ET, EPIX will premiere the documentary “Foreman”, which takes us into the life of the incredible George Foreman. Per the release:
In 1994, at the age of 45, George Foreman completed the greatest comeback in the history of heavyweight boxing. Not only did he reclaim the heavyweight championship crown that was lost in spectacular fashion 20 years earlier to Muhammad Ali, but he went on to complete an unparalleled personal transformation – from reviled street bully to beloved teddy bear. Foreman is the unlikely story of a boxer who struggles with, and later establishes, a sense of purpose on his remarkable journey to achieve the impossible.
EPIX is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of delivering thought provoking, insightful documentaries and specials to our audience, said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. As EPIX continues to expand its slate of originals, these new additions underscore our commitment to delivering the kind of relevant, incisive programming for which were known.
And who doesn’t want to see the story of the man who invented the grill we all have at home and who named all of his sons George.
“I named all my sons George Edward Foreman so they would always have something in common. I say to them, “If one of us goes up, then we all go up together, and if one goes down, we all go down together!”
Foreman is directed by Chris Perkel (Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives) and executive produced by Gary Cohen (Catching Hell, Requiem for the Big East). The film is produced by Matt McDonald (Catching Hell, Requiem for the Big East) and edited by Ross Hockrow (Gods or Men). Ross Bernard is also an executive producer; Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop Pearson serve as producers.