Originally Posted by skier47
He absolutely said it. He went on and on about how Lewis owed the sport of boxing this megafight. The purses discussed at the time were off the chart. He sensed boxing was beginning to decline in popularity and that this massive heavyweight rematch would rekindle fan interest especially since the win was by fluke cut. Fans would pay big to see the rematch of the two athletic giants. Foreman was a great boxer but a much better businessman; google the Foreman grill. He actually got a bit hostile against Lewis for backing away from the fight, especially during that H.B.O. rant; one of his last as a broadcaster for the network.
Foreman is a salesman. He says whatever people want him to say.