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Mini-Quiz: Boxing Strategy in Ali-Foreman Fight

by Ron Kurtus ( 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What effect did Ali's endearing himself to the Zaire citizens have on the fight?

Foreman was at a disadvantage because most fans were rooting for Ali

Several fans helped by holding Foreman while Ali punched him

It had nothing to do with the outcome

2. What effect did Ali's boasting have on opponents?

It terrified them, because many thought Ali had special voodoo powers

It often got them so angry that they forgot about any strategy besides punishing Ali

Most ignored his boasts and taunts because they thought Ali was retarded

3. What was special about the rope-a-dope strategy?

It was highly unusual and quite creative in the fight game

It required that at least one of the boxers be considered a dope

It was actually forbidden by the Geneva Convention, but allowed in Zaire anyway

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Winning Competitions. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Mind games can often give you an edge


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

HBO Boxing History: Ali-Forman fight

Rumble in the Jungle - From Answers.com

Competition Resources

Books

The Fight by Norman Mailer, Penguin Books (2000) $12.00 - First hand report by renown author who was at the fight.

Top-rated books on Competition

Top-rated books on Winning Competitions

Top-rated books on Winning Strategies


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