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What does the phrase :' Rumble in the jungle 'refer to ?

Asked by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 24 Feb '09 09:41 am
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`The Rumble in The Jungle' : Refers to the historic boxing event on 30 October 1974, in the Mai 20 Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Congo) in which the then then world Heavyweight champion George Foreman clashed with the former world champion and challenger Muhammad Ali.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 01 Mar '09 05:32 pm

 
  
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The event was one of Don King's first ventures as a professional boxing promoter. He managed to get both Ali and Foreman to sign separate contracts saying they would fight for him if he could get $5 million to be their prize. However, King did not have the money. So he began looking for an outside country to sponsor the event. Zaire's flamboyant president Mobutu Ss Seko asked for the fight to be held in his country, eager for the publicity such a high-profile event would bring. King had pulled together a consortium that included a Panamanian company called Risnelia Investment, the Hemdale Film Corporation, a British company founded by film producer John Daly and the actor David Hemmings,
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The event was one of Don King's first ventures as a professional boxing promoter. He managed to get both Ali and Foreman to sign separate contracts saying they would fight for him if he could get $5 million to be their prize. However, King did not have the money. So he began looking for an outside country to sponsor the event. Zaire's flamboyant president Mobutu Ss Seko asked for the fight to be held in his country, eager for the publicity such a high-profile event would bring. King had pulled together a consortium that included a Panamanian company called Risnelia Investment, the Hemdale Film Corporation, a British company founded by film producer John Daly and the actor David Hemmings,
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