The 24 Iconic Sports Moments That Defined the 1960s & 1970s

1974 — Rumble in the Jungle

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To many, The Rumble in the Jungle is the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. On October 30, 1974, undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion George Foreman defended his title against Muhammad Ali in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). The bout pitted two of the greatest boxers of all-time against one another — and the world was certainly watching. At the time, the fight was the most-watched live television broadcast of all-time. Some estimates state that the fight was watched by up to one billion people around the world. In Round 8, Ali — the underdog — knocked out the champ to win the belt. Ali wouldn’t lose a fight for another four years.