Former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 2020 housemate, Ozoemena Joseph ‘Ozo’ Chukwu, has recreated the iconic 1961 picture of Muhammad Ali training in a pool.
Taking to his Instagram page, Ozo decided to pay a tribute to Muhammad Ali – one of the greatest sportsmen ever – as he shared the iconic snap.
Sharing the iconic picture and recreation, he wrote;
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Legends Never Die. @muhammadali
See the picture below;
The Sept 8, 1961 issue of Life magazine featured a photo essay about the 19-year-old Muhammad Ali, who had an unusual training technique. He trained underwater.
However, he was confident that his underwater training would give him the edge in the ring. The text of the photo essay explained:
“Not to be bragging or anything like that, but they say I’m the fastest heavyweight in the ring today. That comes from punching under water.”
But in reality, Muhammad Ali didn’t train underwater. The photoshoot he did for Life was the one and only time he ever trained underwater. He had invented the story about underwater training as a stunt to get publicity.