Don King Talks Deontay Wilder Title Fight with Tide 99.1 [VIDEO]
Longtime boxing promoter Don King is vibrantly visiting the state of Alabama as a passionate promoter for the upcoming Deontay Wilder versus Eric Molina title fight.
The WBC Heavyweight Championship belt will be at stake when Tuscaloosa's champ takes on the challenger Molina inside Bartow Arena on Saturday night. King, who is working for Molina, joined The Game on Thursday night and brought his unmatched energy and passion to the show.
"Here's a young man (Wilder) that comes from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and he turns around and brings the fight to Tuscaloosa, so to speak, in Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama," King told host Ryan Fowler.
"It's wonderful for him to do that and for us to be here bringing boxing back. It's certainly going back to the essence of what it all means by being able to take sports and make yourself something that people will like and talk about, and then you can bring about change."
Wilder will look to defend his WBC belt for the first time after defeating Bermane Stiverne by unanimous decision back in January. The 29-year-old hasn't lost a professional fight in 33 tries, and all but one of those wins came by knockout. He'll have the opportunity to extend that record when the two boxers square off in the first title fight to every be held in the state of Alabama.
The undercard fights begin at 3:30PM with television bouts starting at 6:00PM. Showtime will be televising the event nationally.