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Manilla Gorilla Tee – Comic Relief

March 11, 2009

Manilla Gorilla T-Shirt by WornBy (Muhammad Ali)
T-shirt label WornBy have dipped into their vaults to re-release a vintage replica of classic t-shirt ‘Manilla Gorilla’ in support of the latest Red Nose Day campaign for Comic Relief 2009.

The ‘Manilla Gorilla’ t-shirt made famous by legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was worn by the athlete himself in the run up to his fight with Joe Frazier on October 1st, 1975 at Areneta Stadium, Manila. Though defeated by his nemesis five years previously, Ali was back determined to win the World Heavy weight title and show the boxing world who was boss! Providing fantastic theatrical value that Ali was famous for he was again victorious over his rival and aptly named this heated fight ‘The Thriller in Manilla’ and mockingly referred to Frazier as the ‘Gorilla’. For every piece of WornBy’s sporting history sold between March 9th – March 30th WornBy will donate £5 to Comic Relief get it @ wornby.co.uk

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