Ali concert to mark 40 years since Foreman fight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Muhammad Ali is renewing his ties with the African country where he won his epic "Rumble in the Jungle" fight against George Foreman 40 years ago.

The museum and cultural center that bears Ali's name announced plans Tuesday for a Sept. 20 benefit concert featuring Grammy winning singer Bruno Mars.

The show will be in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and will air via satellite in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a weeklong music, sporting and cultural festival called CONGO14.

A concert in Kinshasa will take place in the same stadium where Ali defeated Foreman to reclaim the heavyweight boxing title.

Ali says in a news release that he hopes CONGO14 will support growth and harmony in the African country and beyond.


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