When We Were Kings
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The f├ęticheur had said
that a woman with trembling hands

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would somehow get to Foreman.
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A succubus.
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'And that impressed me enormously.'
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(Ceremonial band playing)
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(Mailer) 'The heavyweight
championship produces an excitement

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'that's unlike
almost any other spectacle.

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'It's almost physically unendurable
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'to wait for that bell
to ring for the first round.

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'In 1974 in Zaire, the fight started
at four in the morning,

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'in order that it could be shown
on TV in America

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'at a reasonable hour like 10.'
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Boma ye! Boma ye!
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(Mailer) 'Before the fight,
I saw a scene that was incomparable.

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'Ali's dressing room
was like a morgue.'

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It was like The Last Supper.
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And at a certain point Ali said,
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"Why is everyone...
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"so unhappy?
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"What is the matter with all of you?"

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