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George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali

George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali

Date: 30th October 1974

Venue: Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

George Foreman
( 40 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 220 lbs

Muhammad Ali
( 44 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 216 1/2 lbs


Ali regains the WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles in front of 60,000 in the Stade du 20 Mai in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) by knocking out Foreman. Referee Zach Clayton reaching the count of ten at 2:58 of the 8th round.

The Rumble in the Jungle as Ali dubbed the promotion was Don King's first big venture as a boxing promoter. 

Ali became only the second fighter to win a world heavyweight title twice (the other was Floyd Patterson who Ali beat on two occasions).

 

George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali