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Concert to mark 40 years since 'Rumble'

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - Muhammad Ali is renewing his ties with the African country where he won his epic "Rumble in the Jungle" fight four decades 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 in Louisville - the boxing great's hometown.

The concert will air via satellite in Congo as part of a weeklong music, sporting, economic and cultural festival in the African country called CONGO14.

A concert in the country's capital of Kinshasa will take place in the same stadium where Ali defeated George Foreman, completing Ali's quest to reclaim the heavyweight boxing title stripped from him years earlier for refusing to be drafted for military service during the Vietnam War.

"Forty years later, even though I now have a quieter rumble, I still have great passion for what the fight and its build-up meant to the world," the 72-year-old Ali, who is battling Parkinson's disease, said in a news release Tuesday.

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