Like Ali bomaye okay I'm on my second wind
This line references the 1974 boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, the Rumble in the Jungle. Foreman was favored to win the fight, but when Ali noticed the locals chanting “Ali, bomaye!” (“Ali, kill him!”), he encouraged this saying and soon had the support of most of the crowd.
Here, Wyclef is comparing himself to Ali in the later rounds of the fight where, after wearing Foreman down with his “rope-a-dope” strategy, Ali was able to take the lead and win the fight in the 8th round.
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