TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show.

Spurred by his lifelong love of the sport, the executive who brought "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to national syndicated audiences spent the past several years trying to develop amateur fighters into champions.

After mixed success and a few millions spent, King is moving aggressively into professional promotion with a Hollywood flair. He is staging his first event Wednesday night at a converted airplane hangar in Santa Monica.

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