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George Foreman is a retired professional boxer also famous for writing and entrepreneurship.
Going through some difficulties during his childhood, George turned to sports as a way to start a new life. This decision led him to an amateur boxing career and subsequently to the Summer Olympics. In 1968 he acquired gold in the boxing/heavyweight division.
He is most known for his boxing accomplishments. With the nickname “Big George”, he became a world heavyweight champion two times. He got his title defeating Joe Frazier (1973) and retired three times, the first of which was after losing to Muhammad Ali. Overall, Foreman lost only five times during his whole career.
George is straight and was married four times before settling down with Mary Joan Martelly.
George was raised by his mother Nancy Foreman and his stepfather J. D. Foreman. He knows his actual father to be Leroy Moorehead. He has six brothers and sisters.Foreman has 12 children from different relationships. He has 5 sons and 7 daughters.
ReligionForeman used to be non-religious before his fight with Jimmy Young. At that time, George lost and went through dreadful physical consequences. This experience made him turn to Christianity and become a Christian minister giving up his boxing career. He was back only 10 years after.
Worth To KnowAccording to The International Boxing Research Organization, George takes the eighths place among the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Foreman has published several books about cooking.