Muhammad Ali regains the heavyweight boxing title by defeating George Foreman.
1974 (Oct 29)
Muhammad Ali regained the heavyweight boxing championship by defeating George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, a 32-year-old Black Muslim, knocked out the title holder, Foreman, in the eighth round of a scheduled 15-round match. Ali was stripped of his title in 1967 after being convicted of draft evasion. Four years later that conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Zaire title fight was the richest in contest history, with both Ali and Foreman earning $5 million each.