Don King was supposed to be at the WBC convention in Acapulco, Mexico, but he couldn’t make it.
King has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering some “complications,” according to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.
“Don King was scheduled to come today, he had some complications and unfortunately he could not travel. He’s had some swelling and some back problems, so our prayers are with Don, we love him,” Sulaiman said.
“Don is a great, great, legendary promoter, he’s a member of the boxing community.
“His whole team is here. I spoke with him today and he was a little bit down, but we’re going to keep rooting for him and hopefully he’ll be fine.”
Despite some controversies, King, who turned 91 this past August, has made his name to be one of the most recognizable in the business.
The owner of Don King Productions has represented some boxing Hall of Famers including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Julio Cesar Chavez and Mike Tyson, to name a few.
He most recently promoted Daniel Dubois’ knockout win over Trevor Bryan for the WBA regular heavyweight belt back in June.
“No, it’s not life-threatening but he could not travel, he was banned from travelling,” Sulaiman added.