Then I direct my answer to both of you. When a promoter wields as much power as king, it is highly misleading to list all of the big fights that he has promoted, and cite that as evidence that he did a good job. That is like giving him praise for the fact that the sun rose in the morning. You have to look at the impact the promoter had on the era as a whole. Otherwise you would end up saying that Tex Rickard entrenched the color line, but he was good for boxing because he promoted a lot of good fights. The eras where Don King was the dominant promoter, were characterized by divided titles, and few unification fights. Unification was only allowed when all of the possible outcomes would enhance his power base, which the vast majority of the time was not the case. Therefore the vast majority of important fights of those periods never took place. The situation was considerably better in this respect, before King consolidated his hold on the support, and it has become considerably better since he lost control over it! This is how I would summarize King's overall impact upon the sport. Add to this the fact that he was a truly vile human being, and I cannot endorse him very enthusiastically!