The American Airlines Center is hosting a premier boxing event that brings two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman to the Metroplex.
Boxing is well out of the picture for the 64-year-old Foreman, but promoting is his new game and his family business is backing the Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez featherweight championship fight June 15, hosted by the AAC and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Foreman said when he was boxing he would have never dreamed he’d be in the promotion business, but he doesn’t miss fighting much because of the constant state of pain he experienced while competing.
After Thursday’s news conference on the floor of the AAC, Foreman, a Marshall native, answered questions on his new business, the state of boxing and the Dallas sports scene.
Go Cowboys, that’s all I can say. [With a very big laugh].