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Todays request comes from Sean Smithson the hilarious Office Inbetweener – which you can read here!

Sean asked for  an image of Ali v Frazier at a weigh-in relating to one of their Titanic clashes in the 70’s.  Sadly we couldn’t find a suitable one.

Instead we bring to your attention the lesser known fact that during the Thriller in Manila, Frazier to goad Ali strapped a freshly roasted chicken to his head. The bobbin’ carcass infuriated Ali to such an extent that the “Greatest” took revenge in Round 8 with a furious assault of punches that were it not for the chinstrap, would have seen the first orbit of the Earth by a roast chicken.

 

Upon seeing the demolition of Frazier and his poultry, George Foreman had second thoughts about a rematch of the Rumble in The Jungle. The fight which would have been known as the “Barbecue in Timbuktu” instead afforded Foreman the idea of his now famous Low Fat Grill. As Foreman said at the time “There was no way I was going to take a lickin, so decided instead to grill my chicken.”

 

The rest as they say is history.

IS THERE ANYBODY OR ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ATTACHED TO A SAUSAGE?

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Gingerfightback’s ginger laureate, Gingerella has buffed his beret and shaped his goatee and has come up with this little ditty to celebrate Chickens in Sport (particularly Chickens involved in Boxing). Chickens, Boxing, Poetry and Nonsense in harmony. A first.

ENJOY!

Ali With A Chicken On His Head

Chicken licken says the sky is falling in
Well who you gonna believe a chicken?
Or a champion of the world?
Don’t you worry about no sky.
Ooof, when I fell on you
You’d know sky
And stars too!
Why am I wearing this chicken?
Hey I own this chicken.

Yeah, boxing’s been good to me.
So now if I fumble
With words and steps
Lumber and stumble.
When I had to stand
I stood.
And stand and dance
And sing
King of the ring.

Ali Hitting Joe Frazier Who Has A Chicken On His Head (But held on with a chinstrap)

George Foreman With His Famous Low Fat Grill On His Head. Is That Chicken On The Grill? Sure Is!

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Chickens in Sport

The Chicken has played a central role in most civilisations. Be it as a source of protein or solace on a long winter’s night, their cockle doodle can do enthusiasm is a source of empowerment for many of us.

Gingerfightback wanted to delve deeper into the mythical bond between man and chicken. Here for the first time we can bring you the seminal role the Chicken has played in great sporting moments.

Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman

Ali And His Failed Headgear

Regular readers of gfb will already be aware of Ali’s failed efforts to make chicken hats fashionable in the mid 1960’s. A lesser known fact is that when Ali fought Smokin’ Joe Frazier in the legendary Thrilla in Manila, Frazier in an attempt to goad Ali, had strapped a freshly roasted chicken to his head for the fight. The bobbin’ carcass infuriated Ali to such an extent that the self-styled Greatest took harsh revenge in round 8 with a furious assault of punches that were it not for the chin strap, would have seen the first orbit of the earth by a roast chicken.

Thank Goodness For The Chinstrap!

Upon seeing the demolition of Frazier and his Chicken, George Foreman had second thoughts about a rematch of the Rumble in The Jungle. The fight which would have been known as the Barbecue in Timbuktu instead afforded Foreman the idea of his now famous Low Fat Grill. As Foreman said at the time “There was no way I was going to take a lickin, so decided instead to grill my chicken.”

Low Fat Protective Headgear

The rest as they say is history.

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