Don King

The most infamous man in boxing. Arguably the most recognizable hairstyle in the world. Don King worked his way up from an impoverished upbringing in Cleveland to become a household name all around the world, making a fortune along the way. But King not only has an ethically questionable way of conducting business, he has a dark and criminal background. On this episode, we dive deep into that shadowy history in order to rate just how horrible a person Don King actually is.

 

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Blauner, P. (1991, March 18). King On The Ropes: Boxing's Gabby Promoter Fights For His Professional Life. New York Magazine, 40-46.

 

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Don King’s Daughter on a Mission to “Clean Up Her Family Name”. (2016, July 10). Retrieved June 25, 2019, from https://afro.com/don-kings-daughter-on-a-mission-to-clean-up-her-family-name/

 

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Russell, D. (1995, November 26). 'Vulture on the Ring Post' : Unauthorized biography of Don King paints a troubling portrait of corrupt exploitation of fighters : ONLY IN AMERICA: The Life and Crimes of Don King, By Jack Newfield (William Morrow: $23; 368 pp.). Retrieved June 20, 2019, from https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-11-26-bk-7145-story.html 

 

Thomas, J. (2018, August 29). THE BOUT OF HIS LIFE. Retrieved from https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1998-06-21-9806230010-story.html 

 

Watkinson, W. (2016, September 15). Boxing promoter Don King set to have road where he 'stomped man to death' named after him. Retrieved June 25, 2019, from https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/boxing-promoter-don-king-set-have-road-where-he-stomped-man-death-named-after-him-1581585 

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