George Foreman III

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George Foreman III
Statistics
Real name George Edward Foreman III
Nickname(s) Monk
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[1]
Nationality United States American
Born (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 31)
Humble, Texas, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights 16
Wins 16
Wins by KO 15
Losses 0
Draws 0

George Edward "Monk" Foreman III (born January 23, 1983 in Humble, Texas) is an American boxer, business executive, and television personality. He is the son of former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman.

Early life[edit]

As a child, Foreman watched his father train and sat ringside when his father was doing color commentary. He always loved boxing, but never got involved with the sport until his early teens. Foreman attended Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana in 2001 with a high school diploma, where he played lacrosse.

When he was 19, he went to the gym to do some sparring, but never went back because he did not want his father to find out. His mother, Andre Skeete-Foreman, never thought that he would ever become a boxer because he was so calm and would never lose his temper.[1][2]

Foreman earned his BBA from Rice University where he studied Business and Sports Management,[3] and went on to serve as the business manager of his father's empire[4] and executive vice president of George Foreman Enterprises, Inc.[5][6]

Foreman starred on the E! network's reality series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.[7]

Boxing career[edit]

Foreman III started training for boxing in July 2009,[8] with very similar training methods to his father - the "torture chamber", in which he dragged a Jeep as far as he could, dug holes, chopped wood and ran to the point of exhaustion.[2]

He made his professional debut stopping Clyde Weaver at 1:16 of the first round. He floored Weaver twice: first with a left to the chin, then with a left to the body, before the referee called a halt to the match.[9] He won his third pro fight on September 26, 2009 at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana against Marvin Ray Jones by TKO in the first round.[10] He is currently 16-0 in professional boxing as of December 2012. His last bout was on December 6, 2012 in Cancún, Mexico. Analysts have mentioned that George III possesses similarities to his Father's boxing traits, such as his stamina and power. Other analysts have commented that Foreman III has a great combination of Strength, Speed, and Agility. Foreman's power is also evident when looking at his boxing records; he is 16-0 with 15 of his wins having been a KO or TKO and 1 win ending in a unanimous decision.[11]

Professional boxing record[edit]

16 Wins (15 knockouts, 1 decision), 0 Losses, 0 Draws[11]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 16–0 Mexico David Ferraez TKO 3 (6), 2:52 2012-12-06 Mexico Discoteca The City, Cancún, Quintana Roo
Win 15–0 United States David Robinson TKO 1 (8), 0:33 2012-02-04 United States Cocopah Casino, Yuma, Arizona
Win 14–0 United States Alonzo Toney TKO 3 (6), 2:20 2011-10-27 United States Lonestar Event Center, Tyler, Texas
Win 13–0 United States Shannon Caudle TKO 1 (6), 1:42 2011-07-30 United States Hotel Fredonia, Nacogdoches, Texas
Win 12–0 United States Eric Lindsey KO 1 (6), 2:54 2011-04-09 United States Convention Center, Hampton, Virginia Both boxers down once.
Win 11–0 United States Christopher Jones KO 1 (4), 2:55 2011-02-25 United States Music Hall, Austin, Texas
Win 10–0 United States David Robinson TKO 3 (6), 1:00 2010-10-01 United States Hotel Fredonia, Nacogdoches, Texas
Win 9–0 United States James Johnson UD 6 2010-08-11 United States Shooters, Texarkana, Arkansas
Win 8–0 United States Bobby Pickett RTD 2 (4), 0:10 2010-07-13 United States Civic Center, Marshall, Texas Picket down twice in rd one.
Win 7–0 United States Dale Mitchell RTD 2 (4), 3:00 2010-04-03 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Mitchell down in round two.
Win 6–0 United States Robert Vasquez TKO 1 (4), 2:32 2010-03-25 United States Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho
Win 5–0 United States Yul Witherspoon TKO 1 (4), 2:39 2010-01-09 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Win 4–0 United States Bradley Moss TKO 1 (4) 2009-11-14 United States Youth Center, Cut Off, Louisiana
Win 3–0 United States Marvin Ray Jones TKO 1 (6), 1:55 2009-09-26 United States Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana
Win 2–0 United States George Burrage TKO 2 (4), 1:10 2009-07-31 United States Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Win 1–0 United States Clyde Weaver KO 1 (4), 1:16 2009-06-06 United States Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana Professional debut.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "His Father in His Corner, George Foreman III Is Set for Boxing Debut". The New York Times. June 4, 2009. p. B15. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Campbell, Steve (June 3, 2009). "George 'Monk' Foreman III set for boxing debut". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ Di Fino, Nando (June 9, 2009). "Georges I, II, IV and V Get Ringside Seats". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 16, 2009. Holding a business degree from Rice University and helping run his father's grill empire apparently wasn't enough for George 'Monk' Foreman III. 
  4. ^ George Foreman III aims to make his own name in the ring
  5. ^ "Company to Harness and Leverage Power of George Foreman Brand" (Press release). Industry Pro News. August 17, 2004. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  6. ^ Kooker, Naomi R. (June 15, 2007). "Foreman throws weight behind healthy dining concept". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Billionaire brats on the range" (Press release). E! Entertainment Television. 2005-07-19. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  8. ^ Pugmire, Lance (June 5, 2009). "Foreman's son ready to rumble". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  9. ^ "George Foreman III stops Weaver in first round of pro debut". USA Today. June 7, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  10. ^ http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=498261&cat=boxer
  11. ^ a b http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=498261&cat=boxer

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