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Don King and The Ring magazine working together and adjusting the rankings for don king fighters. The most shameless piece of history of The Ring.
Don King's "United States Boxing Championships" kicked off in early 1977 and was promoted as a tournament to name America's best fighters in each division. Funded by ABC Television and supported by Ring Magazine, King would leverage the ABC money and exposure into an attempted power grab to sign the country's best talent to exclusive contracts. Ring Magazine, running interference for King, would falsify records and inflate the rankings of at least eleven fighters in order to gain entry into the tournament. Underground boxing scribe, Malcolm "Flash" Gordon and ABC associate producer, Alex Wallau, uncovered the shady dealings and encouraged the network to cancel the entire deal. Ring Magazine would clean house after the scandal and two of Don King's associates would be sanctioned for their roles in the scandal. Don King, however, would suffer no official discipline.
Last edited by ИATAS; 01-25-2013 at 11:34 AM.