L E’s Stories – “He Talks Black, Lives White and Thinks Green….Cuz Even Crooks Can Be Patriotic” – The Story Of Boxing Promoter Extraordinaire Don King

When you have a boxing video library that includes 75% (482) of the televised live boxing title fights from 1975 to 1990…..then you have an abundance of fights that boxing promoter Don King promoted…..so, he deserves his place in boxing history…..albeit he was a pretty shady character….while being a large bit of  a crook….but when…

Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Boxing Promoter Don King Tribute To D-Day

As I always do…..I watched this video before I wrote this post….and during the telecast, I found tears running down my face….as the images of the US soldiers going into battle on D-Day, June 6, 1944…..while thinking about Pops, my Dad….and I found myself having tears free falling down my face by the memories of…

Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At D Day Dynamite Boxing Event

A military band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions….which is usually for the armed forces.  A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments. The conductor of a band commonly bears the title of Bandmaster or Director of Music. Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching bands in the world….which dates back to the…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Welterwt Bout – Louis Howard Vs Dwight Williams – With Don Chevrier + A Dundee

This 1985 six round welterweight bout between Louis Howard verses Dwight Williams was aired live on USA Network on March 29th….as a Don King Productions featuring Don Chevrier and Angelo Dundee behind the mike on the call of the fight.  Louis Howard was a welterweight boxer out of St. Louis, Missouri….who had a nine year…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd Continental Americas Welterweight Title Fight – Davey Hilton Vs Dennis Horne

Davey Hilton Jr. (born December 9, 1963) is a Canadian former boxing world champion….who is a member of the Fighting Hilton Family….who held the WBC super middleweight title briefly after defeating Dingaan Thobela in  2000….but shortly thereafter, the WBC stripped it from him after child molestation charges were leveled against him. Hilton suffered only two losses in his career to fellow Canadians Stephane Ouellett, and Alain Bonnamie…..after compiling…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marines Have Landed On D Day In Las Vegas – Only As Don King Can Do It

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II…..which was code named Operation Neptune….but normally known as D-Day….a day in which the largest seaborne invasion in history of the world took place. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control….and laid the foundations of the Allied victory…

Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marine Band Presents The Colors At Light Heavyweight Title Fight

DOG ASIDE The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations[12] with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of…

Boxing – 1987 – Special – Promoter Don King Salutes US Marine Corps – In D Day Dynamite

DOG COMMENTARY:  Whether you liked him….or whether you hated him…..Don King was a boxing promoter extraordinaire ….who preached the significant value of being born in America as a black man….or any person of color….with white being a color too….for that matter.    Don King was known publicly for two things…..one, his undeniably unique hair style….which…