Legendary heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman sent a message to President Donald Trump as the Republican's political battles intensify in Washington and beyond.
"When you're into something like this, you just gotta fight," Foreman said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" in Houston, his hometown, prior to the Super Bowl.
Foreman added that he only noticed booing from the crowd after his bouts, when he looked at the tape.
"In the ring you don't listen to anything," he said, "you must step forward and fight."
The two-time champ — who captured the imagination of the world when he came out of retirement and at age 42 challenged Evander Holyfield for the title in 1991 — said Trump was in his corner at the time and was someone he could call on.
"Sometimes people win because they're winners," Foreman noted, echoing Trump's promise to put the United States on a path of victory.
As for how Foreman views his country, particularly in light of his comebacks and his successful career as an entrepreneur, he said "America is the home of the first, second and even third chance."
"Whatever you wanna do, all you gotta do is get up in the morning, put your feet on the floor and say, 'I'm gonna do it.' And don't let anyone tell you you can't. Don't worry about it," he said. "This is the greatest thing I've ever imagined — a United States of America. It's something special."