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Bombaye... (33.19)

Chuck: Are we playing it too safe?

Ira: These are just the initial questions I'm gonna be asking Axe. I'm giving him a little Rumble in the Jungle at first.

Chuck: Bombaye.

Ira: Yeah. I'm gonna do all that, you understand, at the deposition. But I got to say it again - you shouldn't come.

The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974 (at 4:00 am). Held at the 20th of May Stadium (now the Stade Tata Raphaël), it pitted the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman against challenger Muhammad Ali, a former heavyweight champion; the attendance was 60,000. Ali won by knockout, putting Foreman down just before the end of the eighth round.

It has been called "arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century”. It was a major upset victory, with Ali coming in as a 4–1 underdog against the unbeaten, heavy-hitting Foreman. The fight is famous for Ali's introduction of the rope-a-dope tactic.

Bombaye refers to the chant ‘Ali bomaye’, which came from Ali’s supporters in Kinshasha and features throughout the classic documentary made about the fight, When We Were Kings. It means “Ali, kill him!” in a Bantu language.