CLEVELAND – During a council meeting on Monday, the Cleveland City Council approved legislation to rename a portion of Shaker Heights Boulevard ‘Don King Way.’
King, born in Cleveland in 1931, is a legendary American boxing promoter and has been involved in some big match-ups.
He graduated from John Adams High School, entering the boxing world years later. King convinced Muhammad Ali to box in a hospital charity event here in Cleveland.
He eventually bought the Call and Post newspaper, which he still owns.
Now, Shaker Blvd. eastbound from East 116th Street to East 121st Street will be designated with the secondary and honorary name of ‘Don King Way.’
“Don King lets people know around the world, whether it’s Kings, Queens, Dictators, he comes from Cleveland. He grew up in Cleveland,” said Councilman Zack Reed.