DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – When Don King traveled to Russia in May of this year for his “Fight for Peace, To Russia with Love” Lebedev vs. Jones in Moscow, he was welcomed with open arms and genuine affection by the Russian people. Andrey Ryabinsky, a co-promoter in the fight, and Don King met for the first time and they became genuine friends.

Don loves Russia and the Russian people. Don King congratulates Andrey Ryabinsky on the formation of his new promotional company “World Boxing.”

“Andrey Ryabinsky is a man of honor and integrity and I wish him the best of luck and good fortune in his world renowned global heavyweight championship promotion of Klitschko vs. Povetkin on October 5, 2013 in Moscow. I am confident that World Boxing will become a great success and a great addition to the boxing family and I feel honored to call Andrey a friend,” said King.

“I love President Putin, he is a great man, a great leader, a great president, a great peacemaker and freedom fighter. Lovers of peace and freedom around the world should join me in wishing President Vladimir Putin a very happy birthday on October 7, 2013 and pray to God that he continues to excel in his role as president, leader and peacemaker.”

As President Putin eloquently stated, “History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.

He additionally said, “Nobody and nothing will stop Russia onthe road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.”