In the Democratic Republic of Congo Muhammad Ali fought the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight against George Foreman in 1974. DW visits a boxing club in Kinshasa which is named after the former world heavyweight champion.
Congolese fans of Muhammad Ali will commemorate his legendary 'Rumble in the jungle' which was held in the capital of what was then Zaire. A series of boxing matches are set to take place on the day of his funeral.
No heavyweight boxer before or after his career was as skilled, elegant and fleet of foot as Muhammad Ali in his prime. At first it was only him telling anybody who would listen, but over time it became a consensus.
He was that rarest of figures, a sportsman that transcended his sport. Muhammad Ali's enormous impact on global society is evident in the flow of tributes from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life.
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