By Jeff Julian



Rumble in the Jungle Replay

The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky will host a special fundraising event on Sunday March 18th with both Muhammad Ali and Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee in a nostalgic look back at the Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight championship fight that took place in Zaire, Africa in 1974.

This memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event benefiting the Muhammad Ali Center will give boxing fans a rare and unique opportunity to see these two legends and to hear Angelo Dundee’s firsthand perspective on that historic bout between Ali and George Foreman. The Rumblein the Jungle Replay will include a brunch, meet & greet opportunities, a replay of the entire fight, and round-by-round insight and stories from Dundee. It will take place in the Ali Center’s “Viewpointe Hall” located on the top floor and offering panoramic views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville.

The Rumble in the Jungle became a cultural event in 1974 and is certainly one of the most famous heavyweight title fights in the history of boxing. Muhammad Ali, a heavy underdog in the bout, was looking to become only the second fighter to ever recapture the heavyweight crown. He faced the much-feared heavyweight champ George Foreman, and few experts gave Ali much of a chance. It was in this fight that Ali unveiled his Rope-a-Dope strategy, eventually knocking out Foreman in the 8th round. With that stunning victory, Ali cemented his legacy as one of boxing’s greatest champions.

Angelo Dundee was Ali’s trainer throughout his illustrious career and is widely recognized as one of boxing’s greatest trainers and best ambassadors of the sport. In addition to Ali, Dundee has worked the corners of world champions Sugar Ray Leonard, Carmen Basilio, Jose Napoles, George Foreman, Jimmy Ellis, Willie Pastrano, Sugar Ramos, Luis Rodriguez and many other great fighters. The amiable Dundee will share his personal observations and stories from this memorable fight.

The Muhammad Ali Center, which opened to great fanfare in the Champ’s hometown of Louisville in November 2005, is an international education and cultural center inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. Founded by Ali and his wife Lonnie, the Ali Center includes innovative interactive exhibits in addition to its extensive educational and public programming.

Tickets for the March 18th event are limited and are priced at three different levels: $500.00 for the Brunch & Show; $1000.00 for pre-event Meet & Greet, Photo Opportunity, Brunch & Show; or $2500.00 for pre-event Meet & Greet, Photo Opportunity, and seating at the Champ’s table for the Brunch & Show. Tickets are available by contacting the Muhammad Ali Center at 502-992-5334 or email For more information, call the Ali Center or visit their website:


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