Two women file lawsuits against former boxer George Foreman

By Satyajit 25/08/22

George Foreman is an American former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister and author.  

George Foreman was born on 10 January 1949 in Marshall, Texas. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and spent time as a mugger. 

George Foreman was love to play football and idolized Jim Brown, but gave it up for boxing. 

George Foreman won his first amateur fight on 26 January 1967, by a first round knockout in the Parks Diamond Belt Tournament.

In 1968, George Foreman won a gold medal in the boxing/ heavy weight division at Mexico City Olympic Games.  

George Foreman turned professional in 1969 with a three-round knockout of Donald Walheim in New York City.

In boxing, George Foreman was nicknamed “Big George” and competed between 1967 and 1997. He is two time world heavyweight champion and Olympic god medalist. 

In 2002, George Foreman named one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring. He retired with a final record of 76 wins, 68 knockouts and 5 losses. 

George Foreman has been married to five women, Adrienne Calhoun (1971-1974), Cynthia Lewis (1977-1979), Sharon Goodson (1981-1982), Adrea Sheete (1982-1985) and Mary Joan Martelly since 1985. 

On Wednesday, two women filed separate lawsuits in Los Angeles Court, who said former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman sexually abused them in the 1970s but Foreman has denied the allegations. 

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