The Rumble In The Jungle: George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali

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The Rumble In The Jungle: George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali
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Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 1974
Location: 
Kinshasa, Zaire
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
Heavyweight
Titles at Stake: 
WBC/WBA Heavyweight Championship
Referee: 
Zach Clayton

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In one of the most anticipated fights of all time, Muhammad Ali again shocks the world by upsetting undefeated Heavyweight Champion George Foreman in Zaire. Employing what would become known as the "rope-a-dope" strategy, Ali lies on the ropes for much of the fight, goading Foreman into punching himself out. In the eighth round, Ali lets his hands go with pinpoint accuracy, sending Foreman to the canvas for the knockout and becoming only the second man to regain the Heavyweight Championship.




Fan Cards: The Rumble In The Jungle: George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
65
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
68


scorecard by WALDZ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
66
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
68


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
64
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
69


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
64
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
69


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
66
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
69


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
64
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
69


scorecard by CFCSONSTER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
67
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
66


scorecard by ACERBITAS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
66
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
68


scorecard by CHRISTIANTHEPEARSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
66
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
67


scorecard by GLASSJOE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
67
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
68


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
64
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
69


Comments

Champion97's picture

What a truly great fight this was. The fact that this fight took place in 1974 and now in 2014 it is still talked about all the time just shows how much people appreciate the entertainment of a classic fight. Everybody knows how much of a true boxing legend Muhammad Ali is. I used to think that he was overrated but I have seen some more of his fights and now I see what all the fuss is about. This fight was so hard to score. A case could be made for Ali winning every round, at the same time you could have Foreman up to 5 points clear. That doesn't really matter though seeing as Ali's famously spectacular knockout came in round 8. Both of these warriors that are Muhammd Ali and George Foreman showed the public what being a truly great boxer is all about. I can see a shutout for Ali and I can also see 69-64 for Foreman. I had Foreman winning the fight by out brawling his opponent, I thought that he was very impressive with those vicious body attacks as he had Ali on the ropes, I do think that Ali was on the ropes by choice for a lot of the time and not because he forced onto the ropes, I think that it is false to say Foreman wasn't landing much and it was all on the arms, then again I do credit Ali for taking those nasty body shots so well.

Agreed that's why this is probably one of the most famous fights in history without question. The atmosphere, the electricity that was in the air on that night was unmatchable. You have my top ten favorite pound for pound fighter vs top 20. These are true legends of the heavyweight division and I believe they would thrive in any era you could put them in. Can you imagine Rocky Marciano vs George Foreman, Ali vs Lewis, Foreman vs Liston, Ali vs Johnson, and Foreman vs Tyson. The hours and hours I could spend talking about the greatness and unpredictability of those matches.

One of the greatest upsets led to one of the greatest matches. I think Foreman might have won a rematch had he not gotten all depressed after this fight, but even then for the next two years he had great matches. His 5 round knockout of Ron Lyle and the upset loss against Jimmy Young was another battle of the ages. Still though nothing quite equates to this. I believe without this match Ali wouldn't be looked at the same way he is today. People would remember his amazing skill that he displayed in his prime years but that would be it.

I can't remember his name but I can still remember the commentator saying, "Ali has won! Ali has won! This the most joyous day in the history of boxing!" That is a very underrated commentator call and I also love Bob Shannon's commentating here. I always loved his commentating and I think its cool that he still does it today for Iron Mike Productions.

Sandpeat's picture

I think the commentator you are referring to is Harry Carpenter. I had a video with his commentary years ago but lost it. Would love another copy if anyone out there has it.

Champion97's picture

You want to hear Harry Carpenter speak, just watch this fight, Bugger vs Cooper, Ali vs Frazier or there are tons of other options, very simple.

rorschach's picture

Ali does what Ali does shocks the world and produces greatness.

rorschach's picture

I still wont have been born (for almost years yet) when this fight takes place, but this fight and his first fight against Liston are the first 2 Ali fights I saw, and the fights that made him my favorite. I loved that man, total hero worship not just as a great boxer & famous figure but as a great person too.