George Foreman will be the featured speaker at the annual Weldbend IPD Breakfast Oct. 19 in Orlando, Fla., at Network ASA 2012.

Olympic gold medalist and successful entrepreneur George Foreman.


Two-time heavyweight champion, Olympic gold medalist and successful entrepreneur George Foreman will be the featured speaker at the annual Weldbend IPD Breakfast Oct. 19 in Orlando, Fla., during Network ASA 2012, the American Supply Association’s annual convention.

Foreman is one of numerous high-profile personalities to headline the annual breakfast. In 2011, Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS and various business ventures spoke at the event.

“George Foreman is a terrific speaker who we all know will both entertain and inspire our guests,” Weldbend President Jim Coulas said. “Hosting the IPD Breakfast each year is one way for us to let our customers know how much we appreciate them.”

Foreman won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and went on to have a 76-5 professional record with 68 knockouts. Foreman retired in 1977, but returned to boxing in 1987. On Nov. 5, 1994, Foreman defeated Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion.

Foreman retired from the ring for good in 1997 at the age of 48. After his retirement, Foreman became the face of the highly successful “George Foreman Grill” and has authored six best-selling books, including the recent “The Knockout Entrepreneur.”

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