Mailer on the Ali-Foreman Classic

I was won­der­ing how I’d even­tu­al­ly work sports into Open Cul­ture, and I’ve final­ly done it.

Let’s set the scene. It’s 1974. In Zaire. Muham­mad Ali takes on George Fore­man in the clas­sic “Rum­ble in the Jun­gle.” Nor­man Mail­er, the great writer and box­ing enthu­si­ast (who recent­ly left us), nar­rates how the fight went down. This is an out­take from the great doc­u­men­tary When We Were Kings. (We added the video clip to our YouTube Playlist, to which you can sub­scribe.)

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