Don King Creating Money In St. Louis For Devon Alexander Today

Jun 10, 2010 at 11:25 am
The one and only Don King will be in town later this afternoon to promote his fight at the Scottrade Center on August 7 between St. Louis' own undefeated WBC/IBF champion Devon "The Bull" Alexander and Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik.

There are few sports figures more colorful -- and notorious -- than King and this interview with Chris Rock from way back in 1999 is a perfect example of why. The comedian grills King about Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield and asks the the legendary promoter what, exactly, job his job entails. King responds with typical bombast, "I create the money."

Details on the fight, the undercard and Tyson's thoughts on King after the jump....

Here's the fight info, via the press release:
Two undefeated world champions will put their crowns on the line in separate bouts at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7 in one of the best boxing showcases of the summer. Hometown hero Devon Alexander will be challenged by former WBA super lightweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs), from Lviv, Ukraine, and IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud (20-0, 18 KOs), from Tallahassee, Fla., will meet former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson (50-13-2, 34 KOs), born in Jamaica and now fighting out of Miami.
And here are some not-so-kind words from Iron Mike on his former hype-man: