In what will be the oddest news of the week, a boxer has demanded a George Foreman Grill before signing his contract to fight. I am not even going to write anything clever, just read the press release below:
It isnâ€™t always easy to find an opponent when youâ€™re a 6-foot-4-inch, 250-pound son of a living legend. But, when Southern California promoter Roy Englebrecht tried to find an opponent for the undefeated George Foreman III (2-0, 2 KOs) for his Thursday, Sept. 10 professional boxing event at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, Calif., he was floored by what an opponent demanded before taking the fight.
â€œWhen I approached Jesus Hernandez (0-1) about taking the four round heavyweight bout, Hernandez agreed to the purse amount,â€ Englebrecht said. â€œBut, then he told me that the only way he would sign the contract would be if I also threw in a new George Foreman Grill and an autographed photo of the former heavyweight champion.
â€œThe Foreman camp agreed, and at the weigh in on Sept. 9, I will happily present Hernandez with a brand new Foreman Grill, and even better, the grill will be autographed by George!â€
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. PT, are available at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino or via Ticketmaster.
FYI, The Fight Nerd has an old George Foreman grill, and I would like a new one too. Who do I have to fight to get one?