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Sunday, June 5, 2016

M-Net and M-Net Movies add Muhammad Ali documentary film, When We Were Kings, to Sunday night line-up in tribute of the late boxer.


M-Net and M-Net Movies are adding the Muhammad Ali documentary film, When We Were Kings, to its Sunday night line-up tonight in tribute to the legendary boxing following his death on Friday.

Muhammad Ali died on Friday in an American hospital; he was 74.

M-Net added When We Were Kings, which will play out after the Sunday night premiere, Pitch Perfect 2 and will replace the movie Dying of the Light.

When We Were Kings will also be shown on M-Net Movies Showcase (DStv 108) on Monday, 6 June at 20:00.

The schedule change and documentary film addition follows the quick addition of a special pop-up channel, the Muhammad Ali Tribute Channel that was added by MultiChoice and SuperSport on Saturday to DStv on channel 199 that will run for a week.

The pop-up Muhammad Ali Tribute Channel is broadcasting his greatest fights, interviews and documentaries about the boxer's life.

When We Were Kings is an Oscar winning documentary that follows the 1974 heavyweight boxing champion bout between the reigning champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

The documentary includes amazing footage of both contenders, as well as an intimate look at the boxing legend's preparation for the fight that would become known as "The Rumble in the Jungle".

When We Were Kings include celebrity commentators and explores the boxer's relationship with Africa.