Don King Biography
(American Boxing Promoter)
Birthday: August 20, 1931 (Leo)
Born In: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
With an outrageous and rather odd hairdo and flamboyant mannerism, no other man has managed to make a fortune out of promoting boxers as much as Don King. His life is one that shocks or rather jolts the day light out of many, for King’s eerie past activities which include manslaughter, street crime and jail sentence. He began his career in illegal bookmaking and soon ventured into boxing promotion. He became one of the most successful boxing promoters, promoting some of the most successful boxers like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera among many others. His career accomplishments include the promotion of the most famous and legendary boxing fights, ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ and the ‘Thrilla in Manila’, both of which launched his career. After this, his career took off and he went on to promote over 500 championship fights. However, a great number of boxers that he promoted accused him of fraudulent and mishandling of funds, including boxers like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.