Donald King is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing match ups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction and civil cases against him.
King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”. King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holy field, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard Hopkins, Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera. Some of these boxers sued him for allegedly defrauding them. Most of the lawsuits were settled out of court.