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Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman: 40 years later, a rumble reverberates
Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman: 40 years later, a rumble reverberates

Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, George Foreman is a religious minister with seven daughters, and five sons all named George, and Muhammad Ali is locked in a state of Parkinson's disease. But on Oct. 30, 1974, exactly 40 years ago, they were the center of the sporting universe. It was the "Rumble in the Jungle," as famous a heavyweight fight as there ever was. It was a time when boxing was on the front of every sports section, not tucked away on a cable pay-per-view channel. The heavyweights ruled and America loved them. It wasn't just Foreman and Ali. It was Ken Norton, Jimmy Young, Jerry Quarry, Joe Frazier, Ron Lyle and a half-dozen more....

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