Don King and the Future

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  1. Reza Nasri

    Reza Nasri Banned Banned

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    Don king is well into his 70's now. Say what you like about the scandals he had in the 80's and the federal trials of the 90's but in my opinion boxing will be a much poorer place without Don. Especially the HW scene. More than any other promoter i look forward to a Don King bill. Take the recent Roy Jones-Trinidad bill. It also had Andrew Golota V Mello, and Karmazin v Bunema as well as an entertaining undercard fight with Ezra Sellers.

    Don puts on quality bills and always has done.

    How do you guys anticipate HW boxing going with Don on the scene? After all he has been the main power broker since the Rumble in the Jungle.
     
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    MMAmouse Brown Belt

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    Well shit how much worse can HW boxing get?
     
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    TKDhasBin Green Belt

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    Owney "The Killer" Madden
    Boo Boo Huff
    Frankie "Mr. Grey" Carbo
    Blinkie Palermo
    Mickey Cohen
    Don King

    Boxing has always been poisoned behind the scenes.....Maybe that's why it's still my favorite sport.....No "sacred milk" posturing.....it is what it is...

    Will the next bottom feeder please stand up ? When Don dies, we'll need you to fill the vacuum.
     
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    prontostar Gymmy TUNDAH!

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    If Don King manages to get the HW titles unified I will never say a bad thing about him again.
     
  5. Reza Nasri

    Reza Nasri Banned Banned

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    As far as the HW scene goes, I think Don can only work with the talent out there. Even during the relatively weak later day lennox Lewis era during 2001-2005 he tried to make things interesting taking Roy Jones up to HW, and marketing Nicolai Valuev as a new age monster.

    He pushed Lamon Brewster who may have been one of 5 most entertaining HW's of the 2000's as much as he could and for a while Lamon delivered well in the ring.

    What im saying is, Don tried to do what he could with Ruiz, Byrd,Rahman and others.For all his faults Andrew Golota was still on the most entertaining and talented HW's of this era and Don gave him 3 chances to win the HW title but it wasnt meant to be.
     
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    Kid McCoy Black Belt

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    Don & Bob did a great job over the past 35 years, but like everyone else in the world, they are replaceable in what they do.
     
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    Russie Black Belt

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    Even Don has had a hard time working his magic with this crop of HW boxers. When he is gone he will be missed for many reasons. He is one of the all time great sports personalities.
     
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    the fact that a two time murderer keeps the sport alive and glamorous shows you how shady the nature of the boxing business really is.
     
  9. GlassJaw

    GlassJaw SBC hustler.

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    Hmm... Glass Jaw Promotions...... has a nice ring to it.
     
  10. 5acrossYOeye

    5acrossYOeye Silver Belt

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    Don King needs his own reality show but he's getting older now and it does look like he might be slowing down.

    5xI Promotions. :)
     

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