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Don King to promote Huck-Afolabi

Updated: February 26, 2013, 6:57 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Promoter Don King pulled a surprise on Tuesday, winning the right to promote the Marco Huck-Ola Afolabi mandatory cruiserweight title fight for a whopping $1.5 million at a purse bid held in Miami.

King, who does not promote either fighter, blew away the two other offers made at the WBO auction for the promotional rights, which was called because the promoters of the fighters could not reach an agreement.

Sauerland Event, which promotes Huck, the titleholder, bid $944,444 while ...

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