Legendary promoter Don King was the driving promotional force behind Mike Tyson dominated the heavyweight division in the 80’s and became one of the most famous athletes in the world. Over the years the relationship has deteriorated, with Tyson accusing King of using him taking advantage of him and his naivety and contributing to his eventual downfall.
The two appeared at a Boxing Hall of Fame event this weekend in Calistoga, New York, and apparently Tyson isn’t ready to bury the hatchet. During the panel discussion, King gave Tyson a friendly pat on the shoulder as he walked past him on his way to his seat. Tyson wasn’t feeling the olive branch and instead threw his drink on King. King kept walking rather than risk getting his face pounded in. Probably a wise move. Apparently, time doesn’t heal all wounds.
After the event, Tyson explained why he still hates the extremely hate-able King: