What does bumaye mean?

Muhammad AliBumaye was first widely used during the Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman Rumble in the Jungle on October 30, 1974. Ali fans chanted “Ali bumaye!” during the fight, which is Congolese for “Ali kill him!” Muhammad Ali ultimately won the fight, knocking George Foreman out in the eighth round. Foreman got back up, but the referee's count had already run out, making Ali the winner.

In February 2012 stars like LL Cool J, Cindy Crawford, Kelly Rowland, and Lenny Kravitz attended a benefit hosted by the Keep Memory Alive Foundation in honor of Ali’s 70th birthday. Funds raised from an auction will go towards the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Ali has been battling Parkinson’s for almost three decades.

Updated on Wednesday, March 21 2012 at 12:08AM EDT

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