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    • Claudio Colombo     

      Head Down

      Kinshasa, 30 October 1974 Ali vs Foreman, the Dawn of a Revolution

    • Head Down
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Claudio Colombo     

      Head Down

      Kinshasa, 30 October 1974 Ali vs Foreman, the Dawn of a Revolution

      • Overview
      • About the author

      Overview

      On 30 October 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman faced each other in a challenge between two boxers opposite in terms of character, personality, and technique: “The Rumble in the Jungle”.

      It was one of the most enthralling and surprising matches in the history of boxing: not just a display of muscles and vigour, but also an exercise in tactical skills and strategic intuitions, physical resilience, and mental power. In short: the match of the century.

      In this book, containing rare pictures, Claudio Colombo retraces the history of that match, in a fascinating mixture of the exciting moments of the fight and the stages of its complex organisation.

      The success of this visionary event went beyond every expectation and became timeless as still, half a century later, the Kinshasa “Rumble” is very much alive in the memory and legends of modern boxing.

      About the author

      Claudio Colombo worked for more than thirty years for the Corriere della Sera newspaper, where he mainly covered sport. Boxing and athletics are his favourite areas, which he has had the privilege to follow and describe in hundreds of events around the world.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: dgline.hoepli::lang.dettaglio_articolo.Brossura con alette
      Size: 18 x 23
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: 240
      ISBN: 9788836014422
      Price: € 24,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788836014439
      Price: € 20,99
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      kindle
      ISBN: 9788836014439