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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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