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Old 07-09-2007, 03:22 PM   #16
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Well, King wasn't so bad after all
That money could have kept Mike in White Tigers for many a year
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:28 PM   #17
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King handed Witherspoon a contract to sign, that was blank.After Tim signed it, Don filled in the blanks, robbing "Terrible Tim" blind.
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Maybe, but of all the douche-bags in boxing - Don is the douchiest...

He single handedly ruined the Heavyweight division and is the main reason we are in the mess we are right now.
Also single handily put alphabet crap on Tyson and then as part of the Dynamic Duo sorted out Spinks/Tyson.
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He should be shot for staging that uber tacky 'Coronation' for Tyson, with the crown and robes and shit
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"He quit like a dog" - Don King on Gerald McLellan
I said the same thing straight after the fight, as the commentators on ITV
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:33 PM   #21
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I said the same thing straight after the fight, as the commentators on ITV

You said he quit "like a dog" too? Wow, good bloke you are.
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You said he quit "like a dog" too? Wow, good bloke you are.
Just being honest, I lost a lot of money and it did look like he had quit, I was fuming at the time.

Of course when I woke up the following morning and heard what had happened, I regretted my response and put 'my loss' into perspective.

Hey I'm human, and no saint.
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True. But to be honest, fights like Fenech-Nelson, buried on an undercard of a vastly inferior fight like Tyson-Ruddock when loads of the spectators haven't claimed their seats, was always a bummer to me.

In terms of Money Fenech Nelson was inferior. Which is why it was on the undercard.

I respect Don King for his abilities and clout as a promotor but I, like many, dislike some of his tactics that include the hostage of titles and unfair rankings for fighters who havent deserved it.

King is a real scum bag, but Lots of other promotors are too. Thier job for the most part is money first, fighter second, fans third. King just happens to be rich powerful and famous so he just gets the grunt of the criticism.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #24
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In terms of Money Fenech Nelson was inferior. Which is why it was on the undercard.

But if fighter like Nelson and Julian Jackson were always on undercards, no wonder the average fan didn't really know them. Fenech-Nelson certainly wasn't an inferior fight, it's a pity that all the 'Brad's' and 'Todd's' couldn't take their seats earlier and watch a decent contest.
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But if fighter like Nelson and Julian Jackson were always on undercards, no wonder the average fan didn't really know them. Fenech-Nelson certainly wasn't an inferior fight, it's a pity that all the 'Brad's' and 'Todd's' couldn't take their seats earlier and watch a decent contest.
But when Tyson got locked up, he had to use the likes of Jackson to headline. In bills that were full of quality and often double and triple main events.
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King just happens to be rich powerful and famous so he just gets the grunt of the criticism.


Probably has something do two with a couple of dead people too...and let's face it, there's been more bad decisions on King's cards than anyone else's. The ****er needs a nice big slice of death.
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But when Tyson got locked up, he had to use the likes of Jackson to headline. In bills that were full of quality and often double and triple main events.

Yeah, pity he wasn't locked up for longer.
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Yeah, pity he wasn't locked up for longer.
Yep, pity they did not throw away the key...
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Yep, pity they did not throw away the key...

On second thoughts, no. We'd have missed the joy of the first Holy fight. My #1 fight moment of all-time (slightly ahead of Benn-Barkley).
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:42 PM   #30
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Wow, you are all making it sound as if King ia waaayyyyy more generous than I'd always been led to believe. Back around 1980, some boxing columnist wrote: "Don King would get Joe Louis out of his wheelchair to fight Roberto Duran, if the money was right!" Maybe so, but with two simple magic words, "No mas," El Cholo screwed King back over royally (pun intended), to the tune of eight million bucks.
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