Father-Of-Twelve: Legendary Boxer George Foreman Named All His 5 Sons 'George' To "Have Something In Common"

November 8, 2019 10:54

What is like to have 12 children? George Foreman would actually answer this question, as he is a proud dad-of-twelve. The former professional boxer has been married five times, resulting in five sons and seven daughters, two of whom are adopted.

Goerge Foreman's children

It is noteworthy that George Foreman named all his five sons 'George Edward Foreman'. When he was asked why he gave them the same name, the professional boxer replied:

I named all my sons George Edward Foreman so they would always have something in common. I say to them, 'If one of us goes up, then we all go up together, and if one goes down, we all go down together!'

Calling everyone 'George' can be somewhat puzzling, so George Foreman's sons have monikers for themselves: George Jr., George III ('Monk'), George IV ('Big Wheel'), George V ('Red'), and George VI ('Little Joey').

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While most of the two-time heavyweight boxing champion's sons decided to fly under the radar, George III followed in his father's footsteps — he became a boxer and entrepreneur. In contrast, George IV appeared on the second season of American Grit, an American reality TV series.

Freeda Foreman

The Olympic gold medalist's daughter, Freeda, who had a 5–1 record as a pro boxer and retired in 2001, died by suicide in March 2019. She was only 42 years old. She was also a mother to two kids with her husband.

Citing the medical examiner, The Houston Chronicle reported that Freeda's cause of death was asphyxia from hanging.

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George Foreman's children's number became lesser by one, which is pretty saddening. Nonetheless, he has always been proud of being a father and having such a large family!

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