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Russia: Legendary boxing promoter Don King lands in Moscow00:43

Russia: Legendary boxing promoter Don King lands in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 17, 2013 at 17:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Legendary boxing promoter Don King lands in Moscow

American boxing promoter Don King, famous for his backing of Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and numerous other contenders, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with former WBA Cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones.

The visit comes ahead of the fight between WBA Cruiserweight Denis Lebedev of Russia who will challenge his second fight against 41-year-old Guillermo Jones of Panama, due to take place May 17 in Moscow.

Upon arrival at Moscow airport, Don King showed enthusiasm for his first trip to Russia, saying: "We like freedom of speech you know, having our human rights, that is why I like Vladimir Putin, he's fighting for the human rights."

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Russia: Legendary boxing promoter Don King lands in Moscow

American boxing promoter Don King, famous for his backing of Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and numerous other contenders, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with former WBA Cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones.

The visit comes ahead of the fight between WBA Cruiserweight Denis Lebedev of Russia who will challenge his second fight against 41-year-old Guillermo Jones of Panama, due to take place May 17 in Moscow.

Upon arrival at Moscow airport, Don King showed enthusiasm for his first trip to Russia, saying: "We like freedom of speech you know, having our human rights, that is why I like Vladimir Putin, he's fighting for the human rights."