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  1. Don King

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    Don King

    Don King is an American boxing promoter who has become as famous for his extravagant personality and hairstyle as he has his boxing clients. King is known for nurturing the careers of Muhammed Ali, Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Evander Holyfield, among other noted boxing stars. He promote...

  2. Tyson, Holmes take a look back

    Dan Rafael

    On Jan. 22, 1988, Mike Tyson, smack in his prime, defended the undisputed heavyweight championship against aging former champ Larry Holmes and blasted him out in the fourth round of a one-sided fight. Twenty-six years later, the former champions w...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  3. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad revisited

    Eric Raskin

    Controversy and cash are the twin engines that power boxing rematches, and Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya produced bundles of both. When they exited the Mandalay Bay ring Sept. 18, 1999, with confetti clinging to their sweaty shoulders, Trinidad...

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  4. Flashy Imam added to May 10 card

    Dan Rafael

    Other than heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne, promoter Don King has very little left in his once vast stable. But he does have a quality junior welterweight prospect in flashy and powerful 23-year-old Amir Imam of Albany, New York. He has loo...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
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  6. Bermane Stiverne, Chris Arreola meet in rematch at USC, on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    The vacant heavyweight title bout between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola will take place May 10 at the Galen Center on the campus of USC and air live on ESPN, promoters Dan Goossen and Don King announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  7. Stiverne-Arreola II lands on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    Almost two months ago promoters Dan Goossen and Don King made a deal and avoided a purse bid for the rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola, the leading contenders to fight for the alphabet heavyweight world title that Vitali Klitschko va...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. Glen Johnson staying busy

    Dan Rafael

    Apparently, promoter Jimmy Burchfield wants his customers to party like it's around 2004. He had scheduled former welterweight champ Ricardo Mayorga to headline his Feb. 21 card at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. But what was to be the 40-y...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
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  11. Ricardo Mayorga off card as Don King threatens legal action

    Dan Rafael

    Bowing to the threat of legal action from promoter Don King, promoter Jimmy Burchfield has removed former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga from the main event of his Feb. 21 card at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  12. Part 2: Swanson nears charity bout

    Michael Woods

    I crack myself up as I ask Kelly Swanson a question that I've asked her clients countless times. "What is your prediction?" I ask the Brooklyn resident, who will glove up to fight a three-round bout for charity on Saturday night at Gleason's in Br...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  13. Promoter Tyson back from the brink

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson's re-branding is the sort of turnaround that just about never happens. Back in 2008 and 2009, he was depressed, he said, to the point of contemplating suicide, and using drugs in a completely reckless manner. "I was overdosing every nig...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  14. Looks like January for Pascal-Bute

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the world of boxing: • When former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute suffered a left hand injury and needed subsequent surgery to remove bone fragments, his showdown with former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  15. Stevenson-Cloud deal is near

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson and Tavoris Cloud are getting closer to fighting each other. Their promoters, Yvon Michel and Don King, respectively, are nearing a deal for the fight, which, if finalized, is penciled in for Sept. 28...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  16. Sergio Garcia had a good week with a bad end - Golf

    Farrell Evans

    Sergio Garcia's good week, which included a sparring bout with Tiger Woods, drowned with three balls in the water over the final two holes. While he didn't walk away from The Players with a trophy, perhaps he left with lessons learned.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  17. Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko in talks to fight challe...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has engaged mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne in negotiations for their mandatory bout.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  18. Don King defaults on bid for Marco Huck vs. Ola Afolabi III

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Don King, who swooped in and won a purse bid in late February for a shocking $1.5 million to gain promotional rights to the third fight between cruiserweight titlist Marco Huck and interim titleholder Ola Afolabi has defaulted on his bid.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  19. Santana to face Mamadjonov in nontitle bout

    Dan Rafael

    Up-and-coming lightweight Angelo "La Cobra" Santana will face late substitute Bahodir Mamadjonov on Friday night at the Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, promoter Don King announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  20. Don King faces the end of his career

    Jay Caspian Kang

    The crumbling of an American icon.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013