King and Shondor
Two players in the Dolly Mapp saga went on to lead noteworthy lives.
First among them is Don (The Kid) King, whose house bombing started everything.
He rose to prominence in 1974, still fresh from prison, when he promoted the famous Rumble in the Jungle fight in
As the countrys first major black promoter, he has arranged fights for the most prominent heavyweight boxing champions of the past three decades, including Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.
Long ago, he adapted a signature catch phrase appropriate for somebody who has gone from
The slogan might have been appropriate for Shondor Birns, as well.
The Hungarian immigrant managed a long career in the cutthroat rackets in
In 1975, a
A few weeks later, in April 1975, Shondor Birns was blown up by a car bomb. No one was ever charged in the murder.