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Don King

Donald "Don" King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter, whose career highlights include promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". He also had a long association with Mike Tyson. King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones, Jr. Marco Antonio Barrera, Nikolai Valuev and Joey Hernandez. Don King was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After dropping out of Kent State University, he ran an illegal bookmaking operation, and was charged for killing two men in separate incidents 13 years apart. The first was determined to be justifiable homicide after it was found that King shot Hillary Brown in the back and killed him while he was attempting to rob one of King's gambling houses. King was convicted of second degree murder for the second killing in 1966 after he was found guilty of stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett, who owed him $600. In an ex parte meeting with King's attorney, the judge reduced King's conviction to nonnegligent manslaughter for which King

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'Sugar' Shane Mosley
Mayorga Fight Is On! Defeats Don King ... For Now

"Sugar" Shane Mosley won the first round against Don King -- a judge refused to let King shut down Mosley's comeback, but in the process also crapped all over the fight. The ruling came down… READ MORE >

Shane Mosley -- Mayorga Fight's Not Dead Yet ... But I'm Worried

Shane Mosley
Mayorga Fight's Not Dead Yet ... But I'm Worried

Shane Mosley tells TMZ Sports he sees the writing on the wall -- acknowledging that Don King might TKO his fight with Ricardo Mayorga next week unless his… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
'Sugar' Shane Mosley -- Something's Really Fishy About Don King's Paperwork (VIDEO)

'Sugar' Shane Mosley
Something's Really Fishy About Don King's Paperwork

It's the fight BEFORE the fight for 'Sugar' Shane Mosley -- his courtroom showdown with Don King -- and Mosley thinks King is trying to pull a fast one on the judge.… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
'Sugar' Shane Mosley -- Get Me to Miami, Stat! Don King's Trying to Screw Me

'Sugar' Shane Mosley
Get Me to Miami, Stat! Don King's Trying to Screw Me

"Sugar" Shane Mosley is power-dialing his travel agent right now to get on a flight to Miami ... in a last ditch effort to take down Don King in court -- and save his comeback fight. TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Don King -- Undergoes Kidney Surgery ... Get These Stones Outta Me!

Don King
Undergoes Kidney Surgery Get These Stones Outta Me!

Legendary boxing promoter Don King is recovering from kidney stone surgery ... TMZ Sports has learned.  A rep for the World Boxing Commission confirmed King was hospitalized ... after… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Don King -- I Love Justin Bieber ... He's Great for Boxing

Don King
I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER! He's Great for Boxing!

Someone call a doctor ... 'cause Don King has Bieber Fever!!!The 82-year-old boxing promoter extraordinaire was at USC yesterday to get ready for Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arreola ... when we… READ MORE >

- 479 days ago
Don King -- Forget Boxing ... I'm Promoting Top Chefs Now!!!

Don King
Forget Boxing I'm Promoting Top Chefs!!!

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- 944 days ago
Gloria Allred and Don King to Fight ... for Camera Time

Gloria Allred and Don King to Fight ... for Camera Time

If you've always wanted to get Gloria Allred in a boxing ring (yes, you Tiger Woods) ... here's a photo to make you drool -- it's the 'Princess of Payouts' all laced up and ready to answer the… READ MORE >

- 1686 days ago

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