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40 Years Ago | Rumble In the Jungle

rumble in the jungle

The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now DRC). Held at the “20th of May Stadium” on the night of October 30, 1974 (4:00 am).

The stage pitted the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman against challenger  Muhammad Ali. Ali won by knockout, putting Foreman down just before the end of the eighth round. It has been called

“arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century” excerpts from wikipedia

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Muhammad Ali Stats

1. 56 Wins (37 knockouts, 19 decisions)

2. 5 Losses (4 decisions, 1 retirement)

a) Joe Frazier (Decision)

Joe Frazier
Decision (unanimous)
15 (15)
03/08/1971New York City, NY

b) Ken Norton

Ken Norton
Decision (split)    
12 (12)
03/31/1973San Diego, CA

C) Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks
Decision (split)   
15 (15)
02/15/1978Las Vegas, NV

d) Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes
TKO
10 (15)      
10/02/1980Las Vegas, NV

e) Trevor berbick

Trevor Berbick
Decision (unanimous)
10 (10)
12/11/1981Nassau, Bahamas

0 Draws.

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