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Donald „Don“ King ist ein US-amerikanischer Boxpromoter. Donald „Don“ King (* offiziell August in Cleveland, Ohio) ist ein US-amerikanischer Boxpromoter. Inhaltsverzeichnis. 1 Leben. Tötungsdelikte; Don King ist der Name folgender Personen: Don King (Box-Promoter) (* ), amerikanischer Box-Promoter; Don King (Musiker) (* ), amerikanischer. Don King ist der größte Box-Promoter aller Zeiten. Er stellte die Mega-Kämpfe von Muhammad Ali († 74), Mike Tyson (53), Evander Holyfield. Don King ist der berühmteste Box-Promotor der Welt - und ebenso berüchtigt. "Wäre Don King eine Stadt, wäre er Las Vegas: schillernd und verwurzelt im Verbrechertum." Jack Newfield Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Mike Tyson. Als Manager von Muhammad Ali oder Mike Tyson entwickelte sich Don King zum bedeutendsten Promoter des internationalen Boxsports, auf dessen Bühne er.
Don King ist der berühmteste Box-Promotor der Welt - und ebenso berüchtigt. Don King ist der Name folgender Personen: Don King (Box-Promoter) (* ), amerikanischer Box-Promoter; Don King (Musiker) (* ), amerikanischer. Don King - Box-Promoter - WELT. Don King. 1. RICHFIELD, OH.-MARCH 24, Boxer Chuck Wepner kneels the canvas.
American Vigilante pre-production Special Thanks. Don King. Cash - Down for the Count Self - Boxing Promoter voice. Self - Guest. Show all 7 episodes.
Self - Co-Host. Self - Co Host. Show all 6 episodes. Self - Interviewee. Self - Boxing Promoter. Self uncredited.
Mike Tyson II Self credit only. Self - Boxing Promoter segment "Rock Newman". Self - Audience Member. Self - Panelist. Self - Fight Promoter. King: Live in Africa Documentary short Self.
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Trademark: His hair that stands straight up. Star Sign: Leo. Edit page. Donald King born August 20, is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.
He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction later pardoned , and civil cases against him.
King's career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting " The Rumble in the Jungle " and the " Thrilla in Manila ".
Some of these boxers sued him for allegedly defrauding them. Most of the lawsuits were settled out of court. King has been charged with killing two people in incidents 13 years apart.
In , King shot a man in the back after spotting him trying to rob one of his gambling houses; this incident was ruled a justifiable homicide.
King was born in Cleveland , Ohio, where he attended school and graduated from John Adams High in The first was determined to be justifiable homicide after it was found that King shot Hillary Brown in the back and killed him while he was attempting to rob one of King's gambling houses in King entered the boxing world after convincing Muhammad Ali to box in a charity exhibition for a local hospital in Cleveland with the help of singer Lloyd Price.
Early on he formed a partnership with a local promoter named Don Elbaum, who already had a stable of fighters in Cleveland and years of experience in boxing.
In , King negotiated to promote a heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire , popularly known as " The Rumble in the Jungle ".
Legend has it that Sylvester Stallone saw the fight — which Wepner lost to a knockout in the final seconds — and was spurred to write the screenplay for Rocky , which won the Best Picture Oscar.
King solidified his position as one of boxing's preeminent promoters the following year with the third fight between Ali and Joe Frazier in Manila ,  the capital of the Philippines , which King deemed the " Thrilla in Manila ".
Throughout the decade, he compiled an impressive roster of fighters, many of whom would finish their career with Hall of Fame credentials. For the next two decades, King continued to be among boxing's most successful promoters.
Outside of boxing, he was the concert promoter for The Jacksons ' Victory Tour. King, was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in Don King's wife, Henrietta, died on December 2, , at the age of He has one biological daughter, Debbie, and two adopted sons, Carl and Eric, and five grandchildren.
King is politically active and supported Barack Obama in the and presidential elections. Kyle Jr. Arthur E. King has conducted an annual turkey giveaway each Christmas for several years, in which he distributes two thousand free turkeys to needy South Floridians.
King has been investigated for possible connections with organized crime. During a Senate investigation, King invoked the Fifth Amendment when questioned about his connection to mobster John Gotti.
King has been involved in many litigation cases with boxers that were focused on fraud. Ali signed. The letter even gave King the right to promote any future Ali fights.
According to Shabazz, "Ali was ailing by then and mumbling a lot. I guess he needed the money. Ali's lawyer cried when he learned that Ali had ended the lawsuit without telling him.
Tim Witherspoon was threatened with being blackballed if he did not sign exclusive contracts with King and his stepson Carl.
Not permitted to have his own lawyer present, he signed four "contracts of servitude" according to Jack Newfield.
The fourth contract was completely blank. King had deducted money for training expenses, sparring partners, fight and airplane tickets for his friends and family.
Former undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson has described King, his former promoter, as "ruthless", "deplorable", and "greedy.
In Terry Norris sued King, alleging that King had stolen money from him and conspired with his manager to underpay him for fights. King also acceded to Norris' demand that the settlement be made public.
Though the documentary repeated many claims that were already made, King said he had now had enough.
King's attorney said "It was slanted to show Don in the worst way. It was one-sided from day one, Don is a strong man, but he has been hurt by this.
The case was dismissed on summary judgment with a finding that King could not show "actual malice" from the defendants, and that King had failed to prove that any of the challenged statements were false.
The judgement also pointed out that the studio had tried on a number of occasions to interview King for the documentary, but he had declined; while not suggesting that King had a legal obligation to do so, the court sympathized with ESPN's circumstances on those grounds.
King appealed the decision and, 3 years later, the Second District Court of Appeals upheld the summary judgement, but disagreed with the original finding that none of the statements were false.
In any case, Judge Dorian Damoorgian ruled, "Nothing in the record shows that ESPN purposefully made false statements about King in order to bolster the theme of the program or to inflict harm on King".
In early , Chris Byrd sued Don King for breach of contract and the two eventually settled out of court under the condition that Byrd would be released from his contract with King.
On September 21, , King caused controversy when introducing Donald Trump at a campaign event at a black church in Cleveland by using the word " nigga " seemingly by accident.
In King's speech he was giving his thoughts on how black people cannot achieve success in the United States by acting like white people, stating, "If you're poor, you are a poor negro -- I would use the n-word -- but if you're rich, you are a rich negro.
If you are intelligent, intellectual, you are intellectual negro. If you are a dancing and sliding and gliding nigga -- I mean negro -- you are a dancing and sliding and gliding negro".
King appeared in the 2-part Miami Vice episode "Down for the Count. King acted in a small role as more or less himself in The Last Fight and in the comedy Head Office He also had another brief cameo as himself in the movie The Devil's Advocate Don King made an appearance in the documentaries Beyond the Ropes  and Klitschko From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
American boxing promoter. Cleveland , Ohio, U. April 20, Retrieved January 7, ESPN Classic. Retrieved May 3, Accessed May 29, Don King, of the tall hair, celebrated his 77th birthday last week, dancing to the rhythm of a promotional pulse which shows no sign of abating".
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