George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to 10-round fight

October 3, 2017

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman tells a story of a young Muhammad Ali to the audience at the Sports Illustrated Legacy Awards Thursday, in Louisville, Ky. Foreman took to Twitter on Oct. 3, 2017 to challenge actor Steven Seagal to a 10-round fight. Seagal declined comment. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big-screen tough guy Steven Seagal to a real-life fight.

The 68-year-old Foreman posted a picture of the 65-year-old Seagal on Twitter on Monday, writing: “I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas.”

When fans asked Foreman on Twitter why he wanted to fight Seagal, Foreman replied that the martial artist “really can fight” and is big enough to defend himself. Foreman first won the heavyweight title in 1973 and again in 1994.

Seagal made headlines last week for saying that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were a “joke” and an “outrage.”

A representative for Seagal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the star didn’t want to comment on Foreman’s offer.

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