All time Greatest promoters, some time rivals and always flamboyant Don King and Bob Arum, shared Green and Gold belts and were as good as Gold, at the World Boxing Council’s fifty seventh annual Convention in Cancun.
Without them we’d have never had the Rumble in the Jungle, twenty years later, the incredible win of George Foreman to become champion all over again, the most ferocious ring war of all time between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns. And Julio Cesar Chavez defeating Greg Haugen in front of 136,800 fans at the Azteca Stadium.
Center stage at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun, the presentations at the Gala Dinner were done by Julio Cesar Chavez and Terry Norris.
While Don, along with flags was extolling the virtues of Juárez, Villa and Zapata. Bob couldn’t help quipping that he’d rather have a Mayan Belt!