The Rumble in the Jungle

Forty years ago today, on 30th October 1974, one of the biggest sporting events of the 20th Century took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. The World Heavyweight boxing Championship beween the reigning champ, George Foreman and self-proclaimed ‘The Greatest’ Muhammed Ali.

It’s been well documented, and here is a link to the youtube video:

But what is little known is that Foreman,  consumed by anguish, revenge and even hatred after his surprise defeat, managed to reverse the flow of bad energy by befriending and admiring Ali. Due to Parkinson’s disease, Ali had trouble walking to the stage to collect his Oscar for ‘When We Were Kings’, in 1996 and it was Foreman who helped him up the steps to receive the statue.

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