Former heavyweight Boxing champion, George Foreman has challenged actor and martial artist Steven Seagal to a fight.
Foreman took to Twitter today to issue the challenge. He posted a picture of Seagal and said, “Steven Seagal, I challenge you one on one, I use Boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas”.
Fans quickly caught on and started to reply with one fan asking Foreman if Seagal could use a sword, because that would be the only way he could win. Foreman responded, “No weapons hand to hand only”.
The reason for the challenge isn’t clear, and it is currently unknown if there is any bad blood between the two.
Seagal is a 7th degree black belt in Aikido, a Japanese martial art that uses throws and joint locks. Despite his black belt in Aikido, Seagal has a times been the butt of jokes, most recently in the MMA world after seemingly taking credit for teaching Anderson Silva the front kick he used to knockout Vitor Belort in their middleweight title fight at UFC 126. He continues to act in direct to video action films, and has huge following around the world.
Aside from being a former heavyweight Boxing champion, George Foreman is probably most recognized by most outside of Boxing as being the face of the George Foreman Grill.
Foreman is 68, while Seagal is 65. Age wise there isn’t much of a difference. Seagal has not responded to the challenge issued by Foreman, but if he does it will be interesting if this actually materializes.
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