This Day in Black History: Oct. 30, 1974

The Rumble in the Jungle.

Posted: 10/30/2011 07:00 AM EDT

Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman and regained the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire, in the fight forever known as the "Rumble in the Jungle." Ali, the underdog in the match, secured a knockout of Foreman in the eighth round. The match marked Ali’s comeback after a seven-year hiatus.

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