Muhammad Ali stares down George Foreman during their 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” in Zaire. Ali won by knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. (Neil Leifer/SI) GALLERY: Rare Muhammad Ali Photos | Heaviest Boxing Champions
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Ali’s distinctive footwork – the so-called ‘Ali shuffle’ – is rendered cleverly here using multiple exposures. The effect recalls Eadweard Muybridge’s early stop-motion experiments on horses in Pablo Alto in the 1870s and his later studies of human models.