News 12 Then: A toughman contest in Chatsworth in 1992
CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WDEF) – Mr. T, boxer Tommy Morrison and MMA fighter Butterbean Esch all got their starts in a Toughman contest.
The toughman competitions were created in 1979 by a boxing promoter in Michigan.
And they spread throughout the country.
25 years ago, the series came to Murray County.
Dozens of bad men, boxers and brawlers (and one gal) came to Chatsworth to see who was the toughest man in Northwest Georgia.
Reporter Kim Blake goes behind the scenes on April 3, 1992.