by Kieran Mulvaney
George Foreman - Credit: Will Hart
George Foreman knows a thing or two about fighting far from home. On October 30, 1974, he fought Muhammad Ali in an open-air ring in Zaire in a bout that was dubbed the “Rumble in the Jungle” and which concluded with Ali ending Foreman’s heavyweight title reign and unbeaten record with an eighth-round knockout. Perhaps partly because Foreman’s own big overseas adventure didn’t exactly work out as planned, the two-time heavyweight champ emphasizes the difficulties Brandon Rios will face after traveling all the way to Macau, China to take on Manny Pacquiao on HBO PPV on Saturday night.
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