George Foreman III set for third pro fight at Coushatta - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

George Foreman III set for third pro fight at Coushatta

by Brandon Richards

KINDER, LA (KPLC) - George "Monk" Foreman III, son of legendary boxer George Foreman, is set to square off in the ring at the Coushatta Resort Pavillion for his third professional bout of his career Saturday, September 26th.

Even though Foreman III has a 3-0 record, it came as a surprise to Foreman, Sr.  when his son approached him and told him he wanted to become a boxer.

"I was shocked," Foreman recalled. "He told me and I didn't believe it because he's always been so uninterested."

But Foreman put his son to the test, known as the Torture Chamber. The training routine called for the younger Foreman to chop wood for two hours, running ten miles, even pulling a Jeep.

After his son sailed through the training, Foreman knew he was ready.

"George is different from me," Foreman, Sr. said. "His model would be Sugar Ray Robinson. He even watches film of the great Muhammad Ali, you know that's not my style."

Foreman serves as Foreman III's trainer and manager.

Before he started his boxing career last year, Foreman III served as a vice-president at his father's company, George Foreman Enterprises.

To purchase tickets for the event, call the Coushatta Ticket Box Office at 800-584-7263.

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