The Rumble in the Jungle. 1974, Kinshasa, Zaire. This was the moment we had all been waiting for, and wouldn't you or I have been more concerned about conserving energy before a major athletic event? Not Muhammad Ali. He needed to stir up the crowds and hear them chant his name. "Ali, bumayť!" meaning "Ali, kill him!" The crowd bonded with him. It's why he was called The Peoples' Champion. It was one of many things that totally eluded the dull and flat-footed Foreman.