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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