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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Of All Time!
Published: Jun 1, 2015

A tribute to one of the greatest boxer, athlete and personality of ALL time. Muhammad Ali! If you haven’t see the Rumble in the Jungle this will definitely make you want to watch it.

Here are some pictures to help convince you,

Muhammad Ali reacts during a New York press conference promoting the upcoming fight against George Foreman in May 1974. Source: The Ring Magazine/The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

 

With a fight purse of $5m, promoter Don King needed an outside country to sponsor the fight. Zaire’s president Mobutu Sese Seko negotiated for the fight to be held in the African country and was eager for the publicity such a high-profile event would bring. Source: Agence France Presse/Getty Images

 

Muhammad Ali on a sightseeing tour in downtown Kinshasa, the venue for the fight. Source: AP

 

The interest in the fight was immense, thousands were at the Kinshasa stadium 11 days before the fight when the reigning heavyweight champion George Foreman made an appearance. Source: AFP/Getty Images

 

The fighters trained in Zaire for a number of weeks to get acclimatised to its tropical climate. Source: Agence France Presse/Getty Images

 

Foreman, too, trained hard in the Zaire heat. Source: AFP/Getty Images

 

Muhammad Ali’s mother was on hand to take care of him during one training session. Source: AFP/AFP/Getty Images

 

The bombastic Ali came alive whenever microphones and news cameras appeared. Source: AFP/Getty Images

 

The fight began at 4am local time on 30 October so that it could be shown at 10pm on US TV. The younger and stronger Foreman faced the 32-year old Ali in front of 60,000 people in the stadium in Kinshasa and millions more watching on television around the world. Source: AFP/Getty Images

 

Ali was famed for his speed and technical skills while Foreman’s raw power was his greatest strength. Ali began the fight by attacking Foreman with right-hand leads (striking with the right hand without setting up the left) in an effort to disorient the champion. Source: Bettmann/Corbis

 

Foreman fought back, attempting to close off the space in the ring in order that Ali could not escape his flurry of punches. Source: Bettmann/Corbis

 

Ali had told his trainer, Angelo Dundee, and his fans that he had a secret plan for Foreman. From the second round Ali frequently leaned on the ropes and covered up, letting Foreman sap his strength by punching him on the arms and body. Ali dubbed the tactic ‘rope-a-dope’. Source: AP

 

Foreman kept throwing punches and coming forward, but the ‘rope-a-dope’ seemed to be working as he slowly tired. Source: Agence France Presse/Getty Images

 

Foreman’s face became increasingly damaged by hard fast jabs and crosses by Ali. Foreman was staggered by an Ali combination at the start of the fourth round and again several times near the end of the fifth Source: Bettmann/Corbis

 

In the eighth round Ali pounced, landing several right hooks over Foreman’s jab followed by a five-punch combination. Source: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images

 

The combo culminated in a left hook that brought Foreman’s head up into position before a hard right straight to the face caused the champion to stumble to the canvas. Source: RED/AP

 

The Referee Zack Clayton started the count as Ali looked on. Foreman got up on the count of nine but Clayton stopped the bout with two seconds remaining in the round. Source: JAB/Associated Press

 

The new heavyweight champion headed back to his dressing room afterwards. Source: Bettmann/Corbis

 

After regaining his title against the younger and stronger Foreman in what has since become one of the most famous fights of all time, Ali had every right to once again tell the world that he was the greatest. Source: AFP/Getty Images

 

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