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J.B.
06-06-2009, 09:54 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slug=ki-foreman060409&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

I am not getting my hopes up quite yet, but all I can say is....PLEASE BE GOOD.

America NEEDS a dominate heavyweight back in the mix and it would be awesome if the son of one of the sports greatest fighters could make some waves. :punch:

Again...I'm not getting my hopes up.

J.B.
06-07-2009, 06:29 AM
That lean mean fat grilling machine must have paid off... Foreman III wins in 1:16 seconds of the first round.

Thats a good start. :laugh:

MattHughesRocks
06-07-2009, 06:34 AM
I'm hungry!

J.B.
06-07-2009, 06:35 AM
http://www.saltoninc.com/images/products/foreman/gforeman.jpg

J.B.
06-07-2009, 10:06 PM
WOW....

No Log, no Rockdawg, no Miss Foxy? :cry:

C'mon guys, you have to at least care a LITTLE about George Foreman's son coming into pro-boxing...

My heart would break if this thread was reduced to little more than a "lean mean fat grilling machine" joke...:laugh:

Jonlion
06-07-2009, 11:25 PM
George Foreman is my favourite Boxer of all time, i love that man!

I went through a stage around 14 of reading lots of sporting biographies and especially on Boxers.

Big George, i just absolutely loved even though he was violent man in his youth. Proof though that if frustrations can be channeled correctly then they can become great men.

You got a link to the fight?

rockdawg21
06-08-2009, 02:21 PM
Sorry JB, had a wedding to attend this weekend, then moved some stuff from one house to the other, really busy! I knew about the fight because there was a link to an article on Pac's website. Pretty cool to hear! I would LOVE to see a dominant black heavyweight champ again. The HW division in boxing has been lost for too many years.

Llamafighter
06-08-2009, 02:26 PM
You're right about boxing needing a HW star. The son of Big George could be the one to do it.

Llamafighter
06-08-2009, 02:31 PM
You're right about boxing needing a HW star. The son of Big George could be the one to do it.

okay, HOLD IT!!!
just watched the fight and it looks like the pulled his opponent off a barstool somewhere. VERY sloppy boxing by Foreman III. Not an impressive debut by any means, but here's hoping he keeps improving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1XJ7xnMUD0

County Mike
06-08-2009, 02:46 PM
Not a fan of Foreman. It dries out my chicken.

Miss Foxy
06-08-2009, 02:58 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slug=ki-foreman060409&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

I am not getting my hopes up quite yet, but all I can say is....PLEASE BE GOOD.

America NEEDS a dominate heavyweight back in the mix and it would be awesome if the son of one of the sports greatest fighters could make some waves. :punch:

Again...I'm not getting my hopes up.
*Ditto* I just hope he can back it up and not just carry the good ol' Foreman name!!! BTW Julio Cesar Chavez has 2 sons that are pretty good, but of course they arent heavyweights :laugh: ..He has JR and Omar. Personally speaking the younger one Omar is gonna be the one to watch.. I can't wait for the Mayweather vs Marquez fight personally. Regardless of the outcome I am just anticipating the next fight against you know who.....Pacman :wacko:

Llamafighter
06-08-2009, 03:09 PM
Not a fan of Foreman. It dries out my chicken.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Crisco
06-08-2009, 04:04 PM
lol at boxing needs a black heavyweight champ.

rockdawg21
06-08-2009, 05:31 PM
lol at boxing needs a black heavyweight champ.
LOL, it was the glory days of the HW champ!

Miss Foxy
06-08-2009, 06:03 PM
WOW....

No Log, no Rockdawg, no Miss Foxy? :cry:

C'mon guys, you have to at least care a LITTLE about George Foreman's son coming into pro-boxing...

My heart would break if this thread was reduced to little more than a "lean mean fat grilling machine" joke...:laugh:
Sorry JB I didnt come online till this morning and as you see I posted. Do you watch Friday night fights? Since I have been watching MMA more than boxing I get impatient when they go past 3 rounds I am always yelling for a KO!!!!:punch:

Crisco
06-08-2009, 06:08 PM
LOL, it was the glory days of the HW champ!

Glory for who? I was getting bored watching my people get beat down by the brothers every fight.


MMA is a new ball game =) The white race thanks college wrestling :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

County Mike
06-08-2009, 06:18 PM
MMA is a new ball game =) The white race thanks college wrestling :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

QFT

J.B.
06-09-2009, 12:18 AM
Glory for who? I was getting bored watching my people get beat down by the brothers every fight.


MMA is a new ball game =) The white race thanks college wrestling :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You cannot be serious...

J.B.
06-09-2009, 12:28 AM
You're right about boxing needing a HW star. The son of Big George could be the one to do it.

okay, HOLD IT!!!
just watched the fight and it looks like the pulled his opponent off a barstool somewhere. VERY sloppy boxing by Foreman III. Not an impressive debut by any means, but here's hoping he keeps improving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1XJ7xnMUD0

Well now, hang on just one minute here....

Foreman III could not find anybody at an amateur level who would box him, people kept pulling out of fights at the last minute and turning him down, probably just because of who he is. Nobody fights the best guys in their Pro-Debut. Heck, 9 times out of 10, the guys they will fight at the top levels of amateur competition will be tougher than the first few fighters they meet as a pro. So, its not a surprise that his opponent looked like garbage, but to say Foreman looked sloppy is a bit harsh.

It's almost like you could tell that Foreman knew he was gonna tool this guy so he took it easy on him. Foreman showed decent footwork, and ultimately he did what you are supposed to do in your pro-debut, scored a first round KO. Can't really argue that.

Is he the American savior of the HW division? Probably not, but it will still be interesting to see how he does in the pro ranks.

J.B.
06-09-2009, 12:43 AM
Sorry JB I didnt come online till this morning and as you see I posted. Do you watch Friday night fights? Since I have been watching MMA more than boxing I get impatient when they go past 3 rounds I am always yelling for a KO!!!!:punch:

Yes I watch FNF. :)

Don't ruin your boxing mindset by buying into that crap! Besides, rounds are only 3 minutes in boxing, so really a 5 round boxing match is equal to a 3 round MMA fight.

Still, one of the biggest problems in MMA today, is the water-cooler fans caring more about flashy KO's than they do about observing the sport and appreciating it for what it is. I guess it's funny that this comes up, because 10-15 years ago, boxing had the same exact problem, and it still does today to some degree. The truth is, with all the hype and excitement around MMA today, all those kind of fans have really flocked to MMAm kinda leaving boxing to mostly the more hardcore fans. Personally, that bothers me a lot. It also bothers me to hear little kids and local steroid-filled meat-heads ramble on and on about how MMA is superior to boxing yet the only fighter they even know is Chuck Liddell or Brock Lesnar. They got spoon-fed a reality show and now everybody wants to be a tough-guy. Boxing is a great sport, just like MMA, and like it or not, MMA's success is rooted in boxing and the "business" of boxing and also professional wrestling (another thing meat heads like to hate on).

Crisco
06-09-2009, 03:27 AM
You cannot be serious...

Well it depends on what you mean by serious.

For YEARS all the white dudes in boxing didn't do much.

MMA comes along and we are doing pretty damn good at it thanks in large part to college wrestlers.

I'm not being racist I'm just sayings. Everyone else is allowed to be proud of their race when they do well why can't I?

J.B.
06-09-2009, 04:32 AM
Well it depends on what you mean by serious.

For YEARS all the white dudes in boxing didn't do much.

MMA comes along and we are doing pretty damn good at it thanks in large part to college wrestlers.

I'm not being racist I'm just sayings. Everyone else is allowed to be proud of their race when they do well why can't I?

I get it, I really do.

I guess I just never cared. There is nothing wrong with what your saying, like I said I just never cared. I guess largely in part because I grew up loving boxing and all my favorite boxers have pretty much been black. My favorite basketball players are black, except for Steve Nash, and go figure he is Canadian, lol, but thats just how it goes I guess. They are all Americans to me! :)

Miss Foxy
06-09-2009, 05:01 AM
Yes I watch FNF. :)

Don't ruin your boxing mindset by buying into that crap! Besides, rounds are only 3 minutes in boxing, so really a 5 round boxing match is equal to a 3 round MMA fight.

Still, one of the biggest problems in MMA today, is the water-cooler fans caring more about flashy KO's than they do about observing the sport and appreciating it for what it is. I guess it's funny that this comes up, because 10-15 years ago, boxing had the same exact problem, and it still does today to some degree. The truth is, with all the hype and excitement around MMA today, all those kind of fans have really flocked to MMAm kinda leaving boxing to mostly the more hardcore fans. Personally, that bothers me a lot. It also bothers me to hear little kids and local steroid-filled meat-heads ramble on and on about how MMA is superior to boxing yet the only fighter they even know is Chuck Liddell or Brock Lesnar. They got spoon-fed a reality show and now everybody wants to be a tough-guy. Boxing is a great sport, just like MMA, and like it or not, MMA's success is rooted in boxing and the "business" of boxing and also professional wrestling (another thing meat heads like to hate on).
True that!! I absolutely love boxing!!!

J.B.
06-09-2009, 05:54 AM
True that!! I absolutely love boxing!!!

Coolio, I'm glad you got my rant :laugh:

I was not ranting at you, or anybody here on board, just in general. I do that from time to time. :)

Miss Foxy
06-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Coolio, I'm glad you got my rant :laugh:

I was not ranting at you, or anybody here on board, just in general. I do that from time to time. :)
I don't even care if you were ranting at me it makes sense!! I am glad someone on here feels my pain and shares my joy! Viva boxeo! lol..:)

rockdawg21
06-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Boxing, woohoo!!!!

Jonlion
06-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Well it depends on what you mean by serious.

For YEARS all the white dudes in boxing didn't do much.

MMA comes along and we are doing pretty damn good at it thanks in large part to college wrestlers.

I'm not being racist I'm just sayings. Everyone else is allowed to be proud of their race when they do well why can't I?


I can admire anyone in sport and many of my sporting heroes etc are black or whatever it doesn't matter.

But i do agree that white champions in the UFC and there success is good because in many senses as a white lad you can identify with a Matt Hughes or a Bisping, a Coutore for inspirartion in the same way many Black sportman act as inspiration for young black kids that can identify.

J.B.
06-10-2009, 09:05 AM
But i do agree that white champions in the UFC and there success is good because in many senses as a white lad you can identify with a Matt Hughes or a Bisping, a Coutore for inspirartion in the same way many Black sportman act as inspiration for young black kids that can identify.


See, I can IDENTIFY with that, but I guess that as a 27 year old , I have a hard time completely buying into that mindset...

Does that make sense? :mellow:

It's like, "okay, I'm proud, but, whatever..." :laugh: :)

Jonlion
06-10-2009, 10:00 AM
See, I can IDENTIFY with that, but I guess that as a 27 year old , I have a hard time completely buying into that mindset...

Does that make sense? :mellow:

It's like, "okay, I'm proud, but, whatever..." :laugh: :)


Yeah its one of those things that can sound a bit stupid but at other times holds real reasonance.

atomdanger
06-10-2009, 11:40 PM
What son is it? can we get a picture?

Didn't he name ALL his sons (5 or 6) George?

J.B.
06-11-2009, 12:41 AM
It's George Foreman III

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090607/capt.0f46540fa5824bfa9bdc60e3b4a03480.foreman_boxi ng_lacha101.jpg

Jonlion
06-11-2009, 07:39 AM
What son is it? can we get a picture?

Didn't he name ALL his sons (5 or 6) George?


Yeah he named them all George, i think he half jokes in his book that its there to help him if Boxing takes affect on his brain and memory!

Crisco
06-11-2009, 02:10 PM
They really didn't try to hard looking for an opponent huh

J.B.
06-11-2009, 09:47 PM
They really didn't try to hard looking for an opponent huh

Did you read any of what was said? :laugh:

The only reason he went pro right away was because they could not find anybody that would take the fight in the amateur ranks.

atomdanger
06-11-2009, 11:08 PM
Did you read any of what was said? :laugh:

The only reason he went pro right away was because they could not find anybody that would take the fight in the amateur ranks.

thats pretty funny