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Don King

Awards And Accomplishments

1974 Promotes "Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
1975 Promotes "Thrilla in Manilla" between Ali and Joe Frazier, often considered the greatest boxing match ever
1975 Man of the Year, National Black Hall of Fame
1976 Urban Justice Award, Antioch School of Law
1976 Heritage Award, Edwin Gould Society for Children
1976 Man of the Year, NAACP
1980 Citation for Outstanding Support and Service, U.S. Olympic Committee
1981 George Herbert Walker Bush Award, President's Inaugural Committee
1981 Award of the Year, National Black Caucus
1983 Promoter of the Year, North American Boxing Federation
1984 Humanitarian Award, World Boxing Council
1986 Merit Award, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
1987 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, Jamaica America Society and U.S. Information Service
1997 Inducted in Boxing Hall of Fame
1998 Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC

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