Don Chargin began boxing in high school, however, an injury forced him out of the ring, but not out of boxing.
While still in high school he worked as a boxing coach and learned all he could about the sport. Chargin soon found his niche as a matchmaker and promoter. His first promotion, at the age of 23, was Eddie Chavez vs. Manuel Ortiz on September 3, 1951. Chargin hasn't looked back since and has promoted over 3000 fights, including Carl (Bobo) Olson vs. Paddy Young, Jerry Quarry vs. Jimmy Ellis, Joey Giambra vs. Chico Vejar and such fighters as Muhammad Ali, Julio Cesar Chavez, Pipino Cuevas, Lupe Pintor, Roberto Duran, Bobby Chacon, Mando Ramos, Danny "Little Red" Lopez, Pete Ranzany, Carlos Palomino and Tony (The Tiger) Lopez among countless others.
From 1964 to 1984, he served as matchmaker at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, working in association with fellow Hall of Famer Aileen Eaton.
Still active as the head of Don Chargin Productions, "War A Week" Chargin joined Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions as Senior Advisor in 2002.
Born: June 5, 1928