DON KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thousands gather for Muslim prayer service to honor Ali

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Thousands have joined together shoulder to shoulder inside a Kentucky arena for a Muslim prayer service that begins two days of memorials for Muhammad Ali. The brief service, which is part of a plan designed by Ali himself years before he died, began with a message of inclusion from the imam leading it. ''We welcome the Muslims, we welcome the members of...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 5 best films about Muhammad Ali

As we celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali — his life, achievements, athletic feats and cultural legacy — a great deal of focus has returned to the works of literature and film that chronicled and applauded various periods of the fighter’s life. Ali’s life story is so rich and broad that one volume — whether on the page or screen — cannot hope to adequately include everything...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Being close to Ali built careers in boxing and broadcasting

Don King was trying desperately to get on the Muhammad Ali gravy train when he helped put together the fight that would live in boxing lore. The Rumble in the Jungle didn't just end up being a defining fight in the careers of Ali and Foreman. It also launched the career of the spiky-haired promoter who got the two boxers to Africa and kept them there even after a Foreman cut delayed...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How sports & news networks covered the breaking news of Muhammad Ali’s death

The world’s greatest boxer and one of society’s most transcendental figures passed away early Saturday morning. Muhammad Ali, 74, died in Phoenix after suffering from respiratory issues. Cable news channels, the big four broadcast networks and sports networks responded to the tragic news swiftly breaking into their regularly scheduled programming in order to pay tribute to...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayorga Fondles Mosley’s Lady, Scuffle Ensues

INGLEWOOD, CA – And the action keeps on going on the road to Mosley vs Mayorga II. After a couple of weeks of speculation that fight may not happen, (due to issues with Don King Promotions), a poorly attended fight (Santa Cruz vs Mares happening the same night) and the possibility of no fight due to weight (Mayorga looks a bit on the healthy side), the drama culminated at today’s...
Via BadCulture
August 25, 2015  |  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

Don King goes on a epic rant at the Stiverne vs. Arrerola press conference

So yesterday, we mentioned that Don King pretty much hijacked the Stiverne vs. Arrerola press conference which was held on the campus of USC. For the better part of two hours King was the center of attention, jiving and jabbing like only he can. You can see some of this verbal flexing here , but the best part of the day is in this clip we are going to share with you below. King goes...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 28, 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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