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 34)
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) is an entrepreneur, professional boxer, trainer/coach, founder of EverybodyFights® and son of the legendary businessman and former two-time heavyweight champion, George Foreman Sr.

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, Andrea 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]

George III spent his entire youth absorbing the history and art form that is boxing and boxing training. He went on to pursue his own professional boxing career in 2009 and finished with a perfect 16-0 record.

Foreman 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 Foreman possesses similarities to his father's boxing traits, such as his stamina and power. Other analysts have commented that Foreman 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]

Business[edit]

In 2013, George Foreman III opened a boxing fitness gym in Boston called "The Club by George Foreman III". George also created a boxing fitness concept called BOXFIIT which includes all the training he learned as a boxer, and from his father's career. George eventually changed the name of the gym to EverybodyFights.

In 2016, the company received a series-A investment from Breakaway in the form of $1 million and soon after announced the opening of another location in Boston. They also have plans for growth in other major cities and in the fitness certification business.

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.

See also[edit]

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. [dead link]
  4. ^ George Foreman III aims to make his own name in the ring
  5. ^ "Company to Harness and Leverage Power of George Foreman Brand" (PDF) (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. [permanent dead link]
  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. ^ "BoxRec - George Foreman". 
  11. ^ a b "BoxRec - George Foreman". 

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