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IF, AS THE NOVELIST JOYCE CAROL Oates once wrote, "boxing has become America's tragic theatre", then one might cast Mike Tyson – the former world heavyweight champion and self-professed "baddest man on the planet" – as the leading man.
FORMER heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been sentenced to 24 hours in jail and three years' probation for drug possession and driving under the influence.
FORMER world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cocaine, police in Arizona said yesterday.
FORMER boxing champion Mike Tyson, 39, is planning a comeback.
MIKE Tyson has been questioned by Italian police after claims that he kidnapped and assaulted a woman when she refused to have sex with him, it was confirmed yesterday.
MIKE Tyson will step into the ring tonight for only the fourth time in three years. He has lost two of his previous three contests, bludgeoned into submission by both Lennox Lewis and Danny Williams either side of his facile 49-second knockout of a petrified Clifford Etienne in February 2003.
LENNOX Lewis called it his "defining fight." The same could be said for Mike Tyson, although for very different reasons.
WITH one devastating knockout victory over Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis earned the respect he craved, the place in boxing history he has ached for and more than $17million.
TONIGHT’S much-hyped fight between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson - finally upon us after so many delays, so many doubts - may be the richest bout in boxing history, but the outcome has much more to do with establishing and cementing reputations than banking a fat cheque.
LENNOX LEWIS weighs in at 17 stones 11-and-one-quarter pounds for tomorrow night’s world heavyweight title defence against Mike Tyson at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis.
LENNOX Lewis is taking no chances against his old sparring partner Mike Tyson when he defends his world heavyweight titles here tomorrow night. Painful memories of his setback against Hasim Rahman a year ago have made sure of that.
FEARS are growing that this weekend’s world heavyweight showdown between champion Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in Memphis is heading for a big-money flop.
EVANDER Holyfield claimed a technical split decision over Hasim Rahman in a heavyweight non-title bout in Atlantic City, then threw down a challenge to the winner of Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson world championship fight in Memphis next weekend.
LENNOX Lewis’s only hope of beating Mike Tyson is to stay out of the American’s road for four or five rounds, according to the world champion’s former manager Frank Maloney.
ECCENTRICITY and madness may offer contemporary sparkle in the world of athletics, but over time they fizzle. That’s why the weekend showdown between Lennox Lewis and ‘Iron Mike’ Tyson is unlikely to burn itself into heavyweight history with the kind of intensity that is remembered over generations.
THE question we should be asking is not who is going to win between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, but whether taking part in a high-profile boxing fight is any place for a man who suffers with depression and requires psychiatric attention.
WORLD heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis has confirmed that he will not be fighting Mike Tyson on 6 April. However, he has refused to rule out the possibility that the two will come face to face in the ring later in the year.
THE decision to deny Mike Tyson a licence to fight Lennox Lewis in Las Vegas merely shifts the problem elsewhere.