– Big George Foreman Movie Highlights Boxer’s Journey To Ministry
The trailer for the upcoming movie “Big George Foreman” is out, as it highlights the legendary boxer and heavyweight champion’s journey from boxing to becoming a pastor.
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World will debut theatrically on April 28, 2023.
According to the film synopsis, the movie is based on a true story on one of the greatest comebacks of all time and the transformational power of second chances.
“Fueled by an impoverished childhood, Foreman channeled his anger into becoming an Olympic Gold medalist and World Heavyweight Champion, followed by a near-death experience that took him from the boxing ring to the pulpit,” it continues.
“But when he sees his community struggling spiritually and financially, Foreman returns to the ring and makes history by reclaiming his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable World Heavyweight Boxing Champion ever.”
The film would highlight Foreman’s boxing career, including when he received and Olympic gold medal at Mexico in 1968, and his world heavyweight championship games.
The film would also highlight the boxer’s journey where he found faith, retiring as a boxer and also becoming a preacher of the gospel.
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Foreman who was ordained a minister in the year 1978, founded The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Houston, Texas, in 1980.
In the trailer, Foreman disclosed how ministry was hard for him and how he got punched in the face.
The film also captured when Foreman returned to boxing at age 45 during the time his family and church faced financial problems. He then went on to win the world heavyweight championship, becoming the oldest boxer to do so in the history of boxing.
Reflecting on his transition from boxing to ministry, Foreman said;
”In the late 1970s) I had been preaching occasionally in the church, and I loved to preach, so I bought thirty minutes of radio time on a Houston station and continued preaching. On my show, I talked a little about boxing and a lot about the good Lord.
“I was living in Humble, a suburb of Houston, so when I went into the city to do my radio show, it wasn’t unusual for several friends from my former church to ask me to lead a Bible study or to pray with them. Three or four of us met in various homes; soon there were six or eight, then ten people attending,” he wrote.
“I didn’t really intend to start a new church, but eventually we found it beneficial to organize.”
Watch trailer below:
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