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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