(1974) Ali and Forman ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali challenges reigning champ George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaïre, for a $5 million purse. In the heavily promoted fight, Ali introduces his ‘rope-a-dope’ style, taking punches against the ropes to wear Foreman down before Ali knocks him out in the eighth round.The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire on October 30, 1974. Held at the 20th of May Stadium, it pitted the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman against challenger Muhammad Ali, a former heavyweight champion; the attendance was 60,000. Ali won by knockout, putting Foreman down just before the end of the eighth round. It has been called “arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century”. The event was one of Don King’s first ventures as a professional boxing promoter.
Start date: Oct 29, 1974 Fighters: Muhammad Ali · George Foreman Venue: Kinshasa This is a poster for The Rumble in the Jungle. The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the boxing event, the publisher of the boxing event or the graphic artist.