Wet Paper Bag


The 'Thriller in Manila' fight between George Foreman and Muhammed Ali was Foremans response to Ali's claim that he couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag. In lieu of a paper bag, which could not be obtained at short notice, a manila envelope was used. However in the heat of the moment, the envelope was not dampened, and Foreman was defeated after failing to fight free of the envelopes papery confines.

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