Rest In Peace Muhammad Ali – Rumble In The Jungle

I just woke up to the sad news of the passing of the World’s Greatest Of All Times, Muhammad Ali. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Ali passed away last night [3 June 2016], at the age of 74.

Rest In Peace, Muhammad Ali

Rest In Peace, Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, generally considered the greatest heavyweight in the history of the sport. Early in his career, Ali was known for being an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the boxing ring. He even inspired our own Nelson Mandela. When Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island, he said
Muhammad Ali made him feel like the prison walls weren’t there.

Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali

Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali

One of Muhammad Ali’s most iconic fights was, “Rumble In The Jungle”. The fight took place in Kinshasa, Zaïre (todays Congo), in 1974, and was put together by promotor Don King. The fight was dubbed the Fight of the Year for 1974.

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!”

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