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On this day in history, October 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali wins ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’

Boxer Muhammad Ali was declared the heavyweight champion of the world after he defeated George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle” on this day in history, Oct. 30, 1974.

The “Rumble in the Jungle” took place in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) — and featured 32-year-old Ali and 25-year-old Foreman.

Ali was previously the heavyweight champion, but he lost his title in 1967 after he refused to join the military. 

After publicly announcing he’d joined the Nation of Islam in 1964, he tried unsuccessfully in 1965 to apply as a conscientious objector.

He died on June 3, 2016, at the age of 74, at a Phoenix hospital. 

He was buried in his native Louisville, Kentucky. 

A spokesperson said Ali died of septic shock “due to unspecified natural causes.” The boxing legend spent the last hour of his life surrounded by his family.

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Christine Rousselle is a lifestyle reporter with Fox News Digital.


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