Preparations for Muhammad Ali’s greatest fight – in pictures

Peter Angelo Simon went behind the scenes at Muhammad Ali’s training camp 42 years ago, as the boxer prepared for the greatest fight of his career – the contest against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed ‘the rumble in the jungle’. His intimate and candid shots of Ali, most of them previously unseen, have been collected in a new book, Muhammad Ali: Fighter’s Heaven 1974 which is published on 15 August by Reel Art Press. Here he talks us through a selection of the images

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