30/10/2012 11:43 GMT | Updated 30/10/2012 11:43 GMT

Muhammad Ali Vs George Foreman In The Rumble in the Jungle (VIDEO)

Muhammad Ali returned after a three-and-a-half-year boxing ban for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War to beat undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire 38 years ago today.

The unmistakable Don King’s first venture as a boxing promoter, Ali became the second boxer after Floyd Patterson to regain the world heavyweight title when he knocked out Foreman in the eighth round.

Prior to the knockout blow, Foreman pummelled Ali with a body blow, only for Ali to whisper to "Is that all you got, George?" Foreman didn’t reply but revealed later he thought “Yep...that's about it.”

One of boxing’s most glorious occasions, it spawned the 1996 documentary When We Were Kings, which further cemented the fight’s immortality.