On October 30, 1974 historic boxing match, named Rumble in the Jungle
, took place at the Mai 20 Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire. World heavyweight champion
defended his title against
This boxing bout was moved outside the USA because Don King lacked the funding which was to pay $5 million for both boxers. In this fight Ali used his speed and covered up to absorb many of Foreman's punches. Finally in the eighth round, Ali landed a combination that put Foreman down on the floor. It started when he nailed Foreman with a left hook which enabled Ali to hit him with a hard, straight right-hand to the face. It was knockout and Muhammad Ali became world heavyweight champion again.