Today is January 10th, the day Big George Foreman celebrates his birthday. In that spirit let’s enjoy exactly what George was so great at delivering to us: bone-crunching thrills and spine-tingling chills! Here they are in full display in one of his most famous victories, a brain-jarring brawl versus Ron Lyle. This was Foreman’s first fight after losing to Muhammad Ali in Zaire. If you were a Marvel Comics fan growing up, this fight is probably what a Hulk versus Thing fight might look like. Except, of course, these guys center the violence on each other, Hulk and Thing would destroy a whole city block.
So, Happy Birthday, George, and thanks for all the thrills!
p.s. the grill ain’t bad either.