It has been a long, long time since ‘The Rumble In The Jungle’ and although one of the contest’s famed participants is no longer with his — his and the fight’s legend lives on.

It is an iconic fight in the sport’s history between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman that portrayed both the innate genius and bravery of Ali all in the one.

Going into the fight big hitting Foreman was a favorite by many.

A ferocious fearless wrecking machine.

Perceived as the bigger, stronger and younger destroyer who was going to put the nail in Ali’s career so to speak.

Ali proved him wrong with the famous rope-a-dope tactics, tired Foreman out and eventually closed the show.

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But, moments before the fight even started, some words were exchanged from Ali to Foreman before the first round bell.

Up until now they were unknown.

Foreman speaking on social media revealed what Ali said in great humor:

Very good.

Here’s a look back at one of the best fights and moments in boxing history: