4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

The Surprising Stories Behind America’s Favorite Patriotic Songs

Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the U.S.A." has always featured at political rallies for both Republicans and Democrats. But the true meaning...

All Time Low: ‘Kids in the Dark’ Music Video Review

A year ago, All Time Low gave fans a taste of their album, Future Hearts, when “Kids in the Dark” dropped in the form of another...

George Foreman: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

ostkcdn.com
ostkcdn.com

Recently we brought you part one of this list of facts about George Foreman, the gold medal winning American boxer. We learned that he came from humble and troubled beginnings and originally went into boxing as a way to lose weight. Here’s part two of our list of facts about this remarkable man.

Number Eight: Muhammad Ali’s Bravery Surprised Him

When the two went into the ring together, George wasn’t sure what to expect. After the fight, he said that he had never encountered someone that brave in his life, before or after that fight.

Number Seven: Ali Wouldn’t Allow a Re-Match

Although Foreman desperate wanted to rematch Muhammad and tried a lot to make it happen, Ali wasn’t having it. He refused to fight George Foreman again.

Number Six: The Toughest Fight He Ever Had

Ron Lyle was his opponent in the hardest fight he ever fought in. While he claims that his match with Muhammad Ali didn’t hurt him much, he was genuinely hurting in the fight with Lyle.

Number Five: His Experiences as a Preacher

He saw two doors to the world of preaching, the first one that you entered as a rich and famous person, and the back door you exited from as a preacher on the street. He cut off all his hair and shaved so that no one would recognize him.

Number Four: Ripped Off By His Own Accountants

George Foreman has confessed in interviews that he had discovered accountants taking money out of his bank accounts. He was unaware of people of his stature being taken advantage of, which left him susceptible to these crimes.

Number Three: He Returned to Boxing to Fund His Youth Center

He retired from the world of boxing, and later on, he discovered that he didn’t have enough money to fund his new pursuits. For this reason, he took to the ring again.

Number Two: George Foreman Considers Acting More Work Than Boxing

Foreman had plans to become an actor and was given a television series. The job was a lot more work than he originally assumed, however, and didn’t last long.

Number One: His Wife Convinced Him to Leave Boxing

He wanted to continue since he felt as though he could still do it, but his wife convinced him that that was the best way to leave the sport, feeling as though you could still do it. We hope you enjoyed part two!

Must Read

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

Related Articles

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

The Surprising Stories Behind America’s Favorite Patriotic Songs

Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the U.S.A." has always featured at political rallies for both Republicans and Democrats. But the true meaning...