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Fate twists the Rumble legacies of Ali, Foreman

By Jim Slater

Washington (AFP) - In a reversal of roles, the outspoken Muhammad Ali won the "Rumble In The Jungle" 40 years ago but has become a stricken, silent icon, while brooding slugger George Foreman has turned into an outgoing tycoon.

Parkinson's disease ended the snappy banter that was Ali's trademark. The man who once said "when you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble" no longer speaks in public and is rarely seen.

Foreman was an awkward, unloved figure when he lost his title on October 30, 1974. But he has evolved into a slick businessman selling barbecues and grills and speaking out as a champion for the 50-and-over set.

It has been a cruel fate for Ali, who had...

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