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Old 07-11-2007, 02:05 AM   #16
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don king made boxing very dynamic with personalities.

but it is bad how he exploits fighters. he thinks, eats, and shits money. i don't even think he knows much about boxing but he knows what sells.
guys like him will make money out of anything it doesnt matter what it is.. its a ****ing skill and he is a master no doubt about that
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:15 AM   #17
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I dunno, it's really tough to measure. I mean, is this relatively speaking to how much damage Bob Arum has done, or just how much damage in general? Arum's no more scrupulous than King, it's just that King is better at his job. To put things in context, one has to take into consideration the fact that boxing has always been associated with unsavory characters from the very beginning especially at its height in popularity. Jake Lamotta threw his fight with Billy Fox. Many claim that Sonny Liston took a dive. These were things that were orchestrated by underworld figures. Nothing can be more damaging to the integrity of the sport than staged fights. Panama Lewis might have played a role in Pryor's first victory over Arguello (amongst other shameful claims to fame). Lord knows some of these judges have been tampered with. There are too many hands in the pot to to blame the shitty taste of tonight's dinner on solely Don King himself, although he might have been handling the seasoning. Our sport needs Jesus.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:36 AM   #18
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Don King screws over his own fighters

Arum, GBP,****** & MM screws over the fans


big difference
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #19
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Don King screws over his own fighters

Arum, GBP,****** & MM screws over the fans


big difference
I'm 100% certain that De La hoya & Mayweather will tell you differently.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:51 PM   #20
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No damage compared to Roy Jones, Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya.

As well as the plethora of old stars past their best days rehashing their names for a quick buck. ****ing retire already!
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #21
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No. Without Don King he wouldn't have had 300 million in the first place, let alone 600.
Actually, without King, Tyson would've had a good chance to become the first billionaire athlete in history...
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:34 PM   #22
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By ripping off guys like Ali, Holmes etc (stars of the past) he has discouraged young athletes from seriously taking up the sport. . . Football players are treated much better in general than boxers. Of course it aint just King, he's just the most visible.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:54 PM   #23
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By ripping off guys like Ali, Holmes etc (stars of the past) he has discouraged young athletes from seriously taking up the sport. . . Football players are treated much better in general than boxers. Of course it aint just King, he's just the most visible.
You seriously think that young athletes don't go into boxing because Don King screwed some guys over in the 1970's?

I think young guys go into sports other than boxing because baseball, basketball, football, etc., offer a lot more opportunities for making money and getting an education. And all of those sports are easier, relatively speaking, than boxing. IMO.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #24
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I don't think he has done as much damage as many people appear to think he has.

IMO guys like Arum and others are just as bad.
Exactly right.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:12 PM   #25
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You seriously think that young athletes don't go into boxing because Don King screwed some guys over in the 1970's?

I think young guys go into sports other than boxing because baseball, basketball, football, etc., offer a lot more opportunities for making money and getting an education. And all of those sports are easier, relatively speaking, than boxing. IMO.
its a mix of all those reasons. . . If I had a 12 year old son who liked baseball, football, boxing and golf. . . I would encourage him to look at all the other three before boxing . . .yes, even golf.

Im not saying its all on DK, but he sure as hell has been a good part of the problem.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:15 PM   #26
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Considering the amount of fighters (before King and those not affiliated with him) who died penniless, it's hard to hold King out for special scorn.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:22 PM   #27
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No. Without Don King he wouldn't have had 300 million in the first place, let alone 600.
MIKE was making massive money long before KING ! his original managers and promotors were doing a brilliant job !
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:29 PM   #28
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MIKE was making massive money long before KING ! his original managers and promotors were doing a brilliant job !
also at ****ing him out of money hahahaha


there few people in boxing who havnt screwed tyson
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:57 PM   #29
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look at him!!!!!!! is it me or does he have his hands in mayorgas pocket?!?!!?!? with that lil smile on his face!!

sorry Freddy for using your pic
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Don King revolutionized boxing.
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