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Rumble in the Jungle

In 1974 Muhammad Ali fought undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, then the capital of Zaire, in the now famous Rumble in the Jungle.

In 1974, Muhammad Ali fought undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, then the capital of Zaire, in the now famous Rumble in the Jungle.

Promoter Don King secured $5m for each fighter: Foreman was considered the big favourite, while Ali, then 32, was thought by many to be past his best.

Ali won by knockout, putting Foreman down in the eight round.

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