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4/9/19

George Foreman III is the founder of EverybodyFights, a real-life fight club. He is also the son of Heavyweight champion George Foreman II, acting as his advisor and marketing director. Before he founded EverybodyFights he was an “accidental” professional boxer.

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George Foreman Leads Class at EverybodyFights
George Foreman Leads Class at EverybodyFights

George Foreman III, Business Man… And Boxer?

Like his dad, Foreman competed in professional boxing, but unlike his dad, he did it simply to get into shape and keep his brothers off his back. Foreman explained his brothers would often give him a hard time and because he was overweight as well, he decided to get fit. His rise in the boxing world was surprising, even for him.

Even though we was only an amateur boxer, he ended up not being able to compete as an amateur because of a major problem. His name. No one wanted to fight him due to his dad’s reputation. Despite his lack of experience, Foreman couldn’t find any other amateur boxers that wanted to jump in the ring with him. This forced him to compete in the professional circuit immediately. 

Even though he started above his skill level, he started his professional boxing career in 2009, and went undefeated, finishing with a perfect 16-0 record. I guess the amateur fighters were smart to avoid him. His fitness experience with boxing led him to develop a system and solution for everyday folks that wanted to get in shape, like him. This was the birth of EverybodyFights.

 

What Is EverybodyFights?

EverybodyFights Ring
EverybodyFights Ring

In 2013, Foreman founded Everybody Fights, a luxury boxing fitness gym. With his prior business expertise working with his father, his Boston location quickly expanded to NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Lexington. His concept has five different components based on a real fighter’s training camp:

  • BAGS (heavy-bag classes)
  • TRAIN (circuit classes)
  • ROAD (treadmill classes
  • FIGHT (technique classes)
  • FLOW (recovery classes)

 

George Foreman III Background

George Foreman III
George Foreman III Training with an EverybodyFights member.

George Foreman III is an entrepreneur, boxing trainer and coach, and the son of a legendary businessman and former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman Sr. He’s managed his dad’s business for seven years.

Foreman spends a lot of time at the George Foreman Youth & Community Center. This is where he learned how important it is to give to your community. He also honed his ability to effectively use boxing as a platform to effect change within the community.

Foreman has a degree in kinesiology from Rice University. The Mindful Fighter, by George Foreman III will be released in 2019. Look for it here.

 

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