Former boxer George Foreman apparently caught Steven Seagal’s appearance on Good Morning Britain last week and decided that the black-belt-holding actor looked ready for a fight. Seagal actually looked more prepared to become the villain of a new action movie, but on Monday, Foreman challenged him via Twitter to a boxing match in Las Vegas.
Steven Seagal, I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas pic.twitter.com/tTy7Qo4zHF— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 2, 2017
People debated who would win. Many were in favor of Foreman.
One punch and its game over. George is the biggest hitter of all time.— Simon (@HomeGymMan) October 2, 2017
I got Big George— Juan C (@JJCCAA_) October 2, 2017
Me: when the fight ends and Steven is destroyed pic.twitter.com/gCKKEuu7O2— Palate Architect (@ginandtectonica) October 2, 2017
Even Freddie Prinze Jr. weighed in. (He’s team Foreman.) The actor said he believes that Seagal will hide from the challenge.
Over a dozen old school martial artists challenged Segal repeatedly. He ducked them all. That’s his best technique. Hiding.— Phreddie Prinze Jr. (@RealFPJr) October 3, 2017
Foreman responded to Prinze Jr. by saying that Seagal won’t hide because he’ll apparently be paid for this fight.
He is ready this time! He'll be paid https://t.co/lNgB9gYvk3— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 3, 2017
You’ll smash him in less than 60 seconds, Champ. Only Ali and my dad can touch your granite chin!!!— Phreddie Prinze Jr. (@RealFPJr) October 3, 2017
And several people responded with doctored Seagal/Foreman fight gifs.
Seagal : "I accept" pic.twitter.com/TRWrFdlL9D— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) October 2, 2017
So why does Foreman want to fight Seagal? Foreman says that it’s because “he is a true fight and big enough.”
He is a true fight and big enough. To defend himself https://t.co/e8zUPgyAhb— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 3, 2017
Also, “he really can fight.”
He really can fight https://t.co/IBGjV7lgnV— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 3, 2017
Seagal’s comments about America last week didn’t seem to provoke Foreman. Instead, he simply sees the boxing match as a sport.
Why are you fighting him? God doesn't like fighting.— daz boot (@FacileTalk) October 3, 2017
I'll get back to you later; this is a sport no anger involve https://t.co/RLM3eqGnOM— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 3, 2017
Foreman also says that Seagal is “free to use whatever” in the fight.
This true!— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 3, 2017
I'm fighting just once more; no weapons just Hand to hand I use boxing he is free to use whatever https://t.co/JmIxgEAKIV
Still, both men are in their 60s, and Foreman admitted that the match might be tiring for both parties.
He'll need help just to get off the stool for every round.— David (@GET2DACHOPPANOW) October 2, 2017
Me too https://t.co/VjYuQXdZeC— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 2, 2017
Seagal, who hasn’t tweeted since April, was silent about the match. Your move, Seagal.