Boxing Legend George Foreman Faces Sexual Abuse Lawsuit, Calls It Extortion Scheme
He continued, “I am, and always will be, guided by my faith and trust in God,” Foreman said. “I will work with my lawyers to fully and truthfully expose my accusers’ scheme and defend myself in court. I don’t pick fights, but I don’t run away from them either.”
Foreman won a gold medal in only his 25th amateur fight at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, per his online biography. By 1973, he had already maintained a perfect 37-0 record, including 35 knockouts, and took home the world heavyweight championship when he fought Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica. He would go on to defend his title twice.
Later, Foreman hung up his boxing gloves and was ordained a minister in 1978. He founded The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1980, then the George Foreman Youth and Community Center in 1984. He returned to the ring to financially maintain his community center.
In 1994, Foreman became the oldest fighter ever to win the heavyweight crown.
According to reports, his net worth of around $300 million, as of July 2022, was ultimately earned from his creation of the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine.