Don King on Ali's role in getting him into the business 5.6
Don King talks about his first boxing "promotion" event that involved Muhammad Ali.
Tell me about the night of August the 28 of 1972. With the Cleveland arena you're running a a fund raiser there for local Cleveland hospital. And that's where you are you coming to contact with the great Mohammed Ali tell me about that night in -- association and Mohammed Ali started a nicer. Well my thought they would mom probably was always one that was then. The highest sports level what it was -- a nightclub in Cleveland Ohio. -- used to come in and saying stand back me what a great dad are worth and so are. In having entertainers like Lloyd price coming in in his big man on him his chronic. And everybody was coming to my mad -- elected changing groups so to speak. Because I had this -- is right club and had all these guys coming it would Jonah Jones and everybody that was anybody in the -- it back entertainment would come in my club. And so are out there are. Mom probably the hospital went broke out prevailed upon Mohammad -- to coming into an exhibition. And -- due to his exhibition -- -- -- to put the bulk of the upright of this hospital. Bomb you know where everybody would come in and give because they didn't have the -- to local people. Are there were embedded and have they couldn't creative bills and things and so he came in and did an exhibition. And needed an exhibition at craven when he did that. You know we had a big show kept the door of the hospital open and I end up being in the boxing business yeah.