'Don King Way' won't move to street where he killed a man

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland's city council won't further consider a proposal to put Don King's name on the street where the legendary boxing promoter stomped a man to death in 1966. The honorary ''Don King Way'' already exists in Cleveland, on a segment of a boulevard near the newspaper he owns. Two council members proposed moving the honorary street name to an avenue where King...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Anthony Sims Jr. signs with Don king

Young undefeated light heavyweight Anthony Sims Jr. of Indianapolis has signed a promotional contract with boxing promoter Don King. The 21-year-old Sims has a professional record of 12-0 record with 11 knockouts. He’s a former No. 1-ranked United States amateur and earned a bronze medal at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials at the age of 17, becoming the youngest U.S. light heavyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
11 days ago

Don King killed a man on this street — now they’re naming it after him

Cleveland has chosen to honor Don King in an unthinkable way. The city long has planned to name a street after the legendary boxing promoter, but in a shocking City Council reversal, the location of the street was moved — and it now coincides with a spot where King stomped a man to death in 1966....
Via New York Post
18 days ago

Justin Coleman Among Patriots Making Second-Year Jump In Training Camp

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has stressed the importance of the second-year jump in the past. With a full season and offseason under their belt, sophomore players should see a considerable improvement in Year 2. It happened to cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back James White in 2015. Butler was a Super Bowl hero but rarely-used cornerback in 2014, and he...
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Don King denies he endorsed Donald Trump

Despite what Donald Trump has trumpeted, Don King made it clear he is not endorsing the Republican presidential candidate. Trump had previously tweeted out  this message: The great boxing promoter, Don King, just endorsed me. Nice! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016 When asked about this at Muhammad Ali’s funeral, King shot down Trump’s claim. “No...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricardo Mayorga accuses Don King of stealing $21M from him

By Larry Brown Don King is up to his old shenanigans again, and Ricardo Mayorga is having none of it. Mayorga is set to fight Shane Mosley at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 29, but King is trying to intercede. The infamous boxing promoter filed a motion in Florida to block the fight, arguing that Mayorga is still under contract with him. Mayorga, who retired after losing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Don King held liable after April 25 Lebedev-Jones cancellation

A U.S. judge found Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 world championship cruiserweight bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. The judge in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Hines, Jason Line, John Force and Doug Kalitta discuss the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

THE MODERATOR: Andrew, what is your mindset going into the six-race championship playoffs with that No. 1 position in the Countdown?   ANDREW HINES: Right now my mindset's just to maintain what we've been doing all year long, and that's just going out there, getting round wins on Sunday. The biggest thing is trying to keep your head calm and have faith in your team and motorcycle...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braehmer vs. Oliveira head-to-head graphic

Juergen Braehmer and Marcus Oliveira clash this weekend, for the vacant WBA light heavyweight title strap. Right here, you can take a look at a special Braehmer vs. Oliveira head to head graphic, breaking down the two fighters and all of their stats. Sorry stateside fans, this ain't in English, and it's with metric measurements, but you get the idea, and it's a cool graphic to check...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Braehmer vs. Oliveira presser quotes & photos, Don King in attendance

Here are the quotes and photos from the final press conference in Germany for the vacant WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship between leading contenders Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) and Marcus Oliveira (24-2-1, 20 KOs). Don King even made a rare appearance at a fight promotion, something which happens less and less these days. Oliveira is promoted by King, whose stable has...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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