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Don King is born

Today in Masonic history Don King, American Boxing Promoter is born in 1931.

Some of the highlights of King's career include promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". He has also represented some of the biggest names in boxing including including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones, Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera.

On June 10, 1987 King was made a Mason-on-Sight by Grand Master Odes J. Kyle Jr. of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio.