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ALI/FOREMAN (Rumble in the Jungle)

oil on canvas, 24"x36", painted in 2000


This is one the most famous bouts in boxing history fought on Oct. 30, 1974 in Zaire, Africa hence the name "rumble in the jungle." It matched a 24 year old Foreman's strength and power to a 32 year old Ali's speed and technique. In the end, Ali prevailed with a hard right knockout in the 8th round. Foreman simply wore himself out due to numerous wild punches missed or blocked by the more experienced defensive fighter Ali.