George Foreman was the two-time heavyweight champion of the world, an HBO ringside commentator, the world’s most successful small-appliance salesman, a small-town preacher, and the father of 12 children, including five sons — all named George.
We connected with two of Big George’s sons, George Jr. and George IV, for a candid, revealing family portrait — the moment they realized their dad was world famous … whether the Foreman name led to schoolyard fights … watching their dad as a playground basketball player … what it was like watching their sister, Freeda, as a professional boxer … what kind of night it was for the family when Dear Ol’ Dad knocked out undefeated Michael Moorer to regain the heavyweight crown … and much more.
Don’t miss this thoroughly unique and enlightening interview on a special edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s Bestsellers list.
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