Boxing icon Don King rolls out the next great young heavyweight

Boxing icon Don King is rolling out the next great young heavyweight prospect in undefeated American Trevor Bryan. The 26-year-old from Albany, N.Y., returns to Las Vegas tonight to facing veteran Derric Rossy in the 10-round main event for the vacant North American Boxing Federation title at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. "He can be phenomenal," King said of Bryan (15-0, 11 knockouts). "He's getting a real test in Derric Rossy, who is the dream breaker. But if Trevor passes the test, the sky's the limit for this young man." Bryan possesses a heavy jab and power in both fists but he said he can't afford to take a backward step tonight on the Showtime-televised card. Not when he's on

Don King back on prime time

Trevor Bryan Promising up-and-coming heavyweight Trevor Bryan (15-0, 11 KOs) will put his unblemished record on the line when he faces his toughest opponent to date, the more experienced Derric Rossy (30-9, 14 KOs), in the 10-round main event of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” triple-header live on Showtime (11 p.m. EDT/PDT, delayed on the West Coast). Promoted by Don King Productions, the bout will take place Friday, Aug. 28, at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas. In the co-feature, two-time Dominican Republic Olympian Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (23-0, 16 KOs) will take on the versatile Mike Gavronski (18-1-1, 12 KOs) of Tacoma, Wash., in a 10-round middleweight match. In the opening

A Tribute to the Honorable Louis Stokes

Call & Post Publisher Don King “The Call & Post Newspaper, the community of Cleveland and the Buckeye state of Ohio has lost its gentle GIANT in Louis Stokes. He was the greatest advocate in public service that America has ever had and here in Cleveland he was our favorite son. While it will be impossible to ever fill the enormous void that he has left behind, we are now responsible for cherishing and maintaining his wonderful legacy for years to come.” President Obama Praises Lou Stokes "Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes. As a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first African-American to represent the state of Ohio

Tribute to Louis Stokes

There are people who have the odds stacked against them in life and despite all the odds they soar to heights unimaginable and often with a humble graciousness that’s truly awe-inspiring. They help us realize that while our circumstances shape us, they do not diminish our dreams and goals and persistent drive to achieve them. Louis Stokes and his brother Carl were awe-inspiring. At their start in life, no one would have expected Louis or Carl Stokes—two men born into the Cleveland housing projects, raised by their mother who worked fulltime as a maid to support them—to eventually become the first black member of congress and the first elected black mayor of a major U.S. city, respectively. B

Iconic American Don King Celebrates 84 Years of Life

The indefatigable American institution that has evolved as the persona of Don King celebrated his 84th birthday on August 20, but age is not standing a chance of slowing down the greatest boxing promoter in the history of the world. King who was born in the ghetto of Cleveland in 1931 he often says; “give me my flowers and roses when I can smell them; shower me with love and affection so that I can appreciate it, but give me liberty or give me death.” The owner of King Media Enterprise, which owns the 99-year old Call & Post Newspaper, and the owner of Don King Productions of Deerfield FL, King is doing the same thing this week he has the past four plus decades---promoting a fight. Little ha

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