#FridayFlashback – Muhammad Ali Takes Out George Foreman In Rumble In The Jungle

LEGENDS & ICONS IN SPORTS - Kevin Douglas Article

rumble in the jungle

The history of sports has seen many legends and icons come and go. Many proclaim to be the best and to be the greatest of all time. However, very few ever back up their claims and deliver the way that Muhammad Ali did.

Coming off being suspended from participating in boxing due to being imprisoned for going to war in Vietnam because it went against his belief on war, Ali returned to the ring with a new king that was tearing through his competition in George Foreman. Hip hop has celebrated the victory and the event when The Fugees featured A Tribe Called Quest and Busta Rhymes with the music video “Rumble In The Jungle”.

It was today October 30th in the year 1974 that Muhammad Ali made history. Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time during the “Rumble In The Jungle” event. He ended the reign of Foreman when he knocked him out in the 8th round.

Check out the historic event below.

Check out the online reminiscing of the historic boxing night all those years ago.