This video is amazing. The infamous Rumble in the Jungle bout between George Foreman and Ali is simply first rate boxing. The documentry 'When We Were Kings' is mind-blowing. It gives you the best insight into Ali's career and really will shock and surprise you. Until you've seen this, you can never fully comprehend how great Muhammed Ali is.
Even if you're not a great boxing fan, this video has so much to offer. Winning 'Best Documentry' at the 'Oscars' When We Were Kings goes through the build up to the greatest fight ever. Little did I know that the fight in Zaire had a concert a day before that included BB King and James Brown (both of whom are shown at their best here). The music, interviews, fight...everything is put together brilliantly and as a bonus you get The Thrilla In Manilla in which Ali said "It's the closest I've been to death"...see why! BUY THIS!
To those who have only been familiar with the current boxing world of 100+ "world champions", this is the perfect illustration of what was surely the golden era for boxing. Not only is Ali undoubtable the greatest, and the "rumble in the jungle" his greatest triumph, there are numerous of his opponents over the years who were "greats" themselves. In an other era, Foreman, Frazier and Liston would have been remembered as all time greats.