The date: October 30, 1974. The fight: Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, the so-called "Rumble in the Jungle." One of sport's most monumental events has been the subject of works as varied as Norman Mailer'sThe Fight, George Plimpton'sShadowbox, and Leon Gast's Oscar-winning landmark documentary,When We Were Kings.Rumble in the Jungleis the first-ever illustrated book on the AliForeman match, featuring previously unseen as well as classic images, along with fight photographs, art, and memorabilia. This lavishly illustrated collectible comes in a 1970s-themed, beautifully designed landscape format and features text from Norman Mailer with over 250 imagesmany reproduced here for the first timeby Magnum photographer Abbas,Sports Illustrated's Tony Triolo, William Klein, Sonia Katchian, Leon Gast, and a host of other great names. The first edition also comes with a special DVD featuring all eight rounds of the AliForeman fight.
Ovais Naqvi was co-editor of GOAT: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali. He was the “Ali Expert” on Ali Rap by George Lois in 2005, and he has been International Strategist at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.