Boxing superstar George Foreman was once a staple on television. In fact, he even regularly popped up on our screens to promote his ever-popular line of grills. But the 69-year-old has taken a bit of a step back from the small screen in recent years. And you’ll never guess the reason why.
Before the lovable sports star started on his road to fame, though, he was born in 1949 in Marshall, Texas. Growing up in poverty, Foreman wasn’t always on the best track, getting into trouble and struggling to wake up in time for school. All that was to change when he discovered sports, however. Yet it was football that captured his interest at first.