Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974


Award-winning writer JD Morvan and renowned photographer Abbas’ stunning graphic novel masterpiece which uses photos to uniquely illustrate the historical ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.

On the 30th October 1974, the most famous boxing match of the 20th Century took place. Nicknamed the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, it pitted Muhammad Ali, desperate to win back his world champion belt, and George Forman, the current holder, against each other. Foreman had just KO’d the only two boxers to have ever beaten Ali. By his own admission, Ali was terrified about facing him in the ring…

Now, the photojournalist Abbas immortalises this legendary meeting, having kept his photos in his personal archives for 36 years before unveiling them to the world. In a cross between a documentary, photo report and graphic novel, this book reveals the context of the most powerful photographs taken by one of the greatest photographers of the Magnum Photos agency. Enriched by the testimony of Abbas himself, Jean-David Morvan’s script is rigorously brought to life by artist Rafael Ortiz.
Biography Historical Non-Fiction
About Book

Page Count

120 Pages

Print Release Date

February 24 2021

Digital Release Date

February 24 2021

Age Rating

17+ Only

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