On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali defeated World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire.
The Starting Five looks back 40 years later.
Hey, you hear some rumbling? That’s the “The Rumble in the Jungle” from 40 years ago. You know, that prolific sporting event when challenger Muhammad Ali defeated the World’s Heavyweight Champion George Foreman? That’s what you’re hearing.
Make no mistake. This heavyweight bout transcended the sport of boxing. We’d be remiss if we didn’t look back.
I’m always learning something new about this unforgettable bout. But deep down, the thing that resonated with me was that, despite regaining his title, winning back his belt was secondary. It wasn’t about getting back at critics, nor was it about redeeming himself. For Ali, it was beyond that, way beyond that.