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40 years ago today, George Foreman went 40-0 as a professional boxer. On March 26, 1974, Foreman defended his heavyweight title almost effortlessly as he belabored Ken Norton into senselessness in five minutes with a TKO in the second round in Caracas, Venezuela. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Neil Leifer’s Iconic Boxing Photos

40 years ago today, George Foreman went 40-0 as a professional boxer. On March 26, 1974, Foreman defended his heavyweight title almost effortlessly as he belabored Ken Norton into senselessness in five minutes with a TKO in the second round in Caracas, Venezuela. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Neil Leifer’s Iconic Boxing Photos

"Down goes Frazier!" Howard Cosell’s memorable call provided a dramatic soundtrack to George Foreman’s shocking two-round destruction of Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, on Jan. 22, 1973. With the win, Foreman claimed the heavyweight title and set himself up as the most feared puncher in the sport.  The former two-time World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist turned 65 years old on Jan. 10, 2014. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Neil Leifer’s Iconic Boxing Photos

"Down goes Frazier!" Howard Cosell’s memorable call provided a dramatic soundtrack to George Foreman’s shocking two-round destruction of Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, on Jan. 22, 1973. With the win, Foreman claimed the heavyweight title and set himself up as the most feared puncher in the sport.  The former two-time World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist turned 65 years old on Jan. 10, 2014. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Neil Leifer’s Iconic Boxing Photos

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of George Foreman on the canvas after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali at the Rumble in the Jungle. Ali turns 71 today. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of George Foreman on the canvas after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali at the Rumble in the Jungle. Ali turns 71 today. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: The Best of Muhammad Ali

George Foreman and ABC Wide World of Sports commentator Howard Cosell chat before Foreman’s weigh-in for his 1974 fight against Muhammad Ali. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

George Foreman and ABC Wide World of Sports commentator Howard Cosell chat before Foreman’s weigh-in for his 1974 fight against Muhammad Ali. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

Happy 64th birthday to the great George Foreman. In this 1974 photo, Foreman knocks out Ken Norton during a fight in Caracas, Venezuala. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Happy 64th birthday to the great George Foreman. In this 1974 photo, Foreman knocks out Ken Norton during a fight in Caracas, Venezuala. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Top 10 Heavyweights of All Time

Muhammad Ali stares down George Foreman during their 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” in Zaire. Ali won by knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Muhammad Ali Photos | Heaviest Boxing Champions

Muhammad Ali stares down George Foreman during their 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” in Zaire. Ali won by knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Muhammad Ali Photos | Heaviest Boxing Champions

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures the aerial view of Ken Norton on the ropes after being knocked down by George Foreman in the second round of their 1974 fight. Norton was knocked down three times in two rounds, giving a TKO victory to Foreman. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Foreman easily disposes of Norton (4.8.74)

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures the aerial view of Ken Norton on the ropes after being knocked down by George Foreman in the second round of their 1974 fight. Norton was knocked down three times in two rounds, giving a TKO victory to Foreman. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Foreman easily disposes of Norton (4.8.74)

Muhammad Ali and George Foreman battle against the ropes during their Oct. 1974 fight in Zaire. Ali won after knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: The Best of Muhammad Ali | Athletes In Business

Muhammad Ali and George Foreman battle against the ropes during their Oct. 1974 fight in Zaire. Ali won after knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: The Best of Muhammad Ali | Athletes In Business

Joe Frazier looks up at George Foreman after being knocked down in the second round of their Jan. 1973 fight in Kingston, Jamaica. Frazier was knocked down three times in the first round and another three in the second before the referee stopped the fight. (Neil Leifer/SI)  

SI VAULT: Foreman clobbers Frazier in earning TKO victory (2.5.73)

Joe Frazier looks up at George Foreman after being knocked down in the second round of their Jan. 1973 fight in Kingston, Jamaica. Frazier was knocked down three times in the first round and another three in the second before the referee stopped the fight. (Neil Leifer/SI)  
SI VAULT: Foreman clobbers Frazier in earning TKO victory (2.5.73)

George Foreman lies on the canvas after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali during the eight round of their famous 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match in Zaire. The fight remains a high point in Ali’s career as most experts predicted a victory for the younger and stronger Foreman. (Tony Triolo/SI)

GALLERY: Rumble in the Jungle

George Foreman lies on the canvas after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali during the eight round of their famous 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match in Zaire. The fight remains a high point in Ali’s career as most experts predicted a victory for the younger and stronger Foreman. (Tony Triolo/SI)
GALLERY: Rumble in the Jungle

Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the famous 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali’s secret plan leads to shocking upset over Foreman (11.11.74)

Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the famous 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Ali’s secret plan leads to shocking upset over Foreman (11.11.74)