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January 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
This blue-collar city will be abuzz tonight: Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion, will fight British champion Julius Francis in what looks to be a mismatch before a sellout crowd of 21,000 in MEN Arena. Tyson, who arrived in London on Jan. 15, came to Manchester on Tuesday night after a three-hour drive from London.
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January 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
This blue-collar city will be abuzz tonight: Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion, will fight British champion Julius Francis in what looks to be a mismatch before a sellout crowd of 21,000 in MEN Arena. Tyson, who arrived in London on Jan. 15, came to Manchester on Tuesday night after a three-hour drive from London.
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January 10, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
A mystery company is hoping that British heavyweight Julius Francis gets knocked down repeatedly in his fight with Mike Tyson in Manchester, England, on Jan. 29. That's why the outfit is sponsoring the soles of Francis' shoes for 20,000 pounds (U.S. $32,000), hoping that the boxer will be prone enough times to display the strange advertisement. Frank Maloney, manager of Francis, knows the advertiser, but he won't tell.
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January 10, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
A mystery company is hoping that British heavyweight Julius Francis gets knocked down repeatedly in his fight with Mike Tyson in Manchester, England, on Jan. 29. That's why the outfit is sponsoring the soles of Francis' shoes for 20,000 pounds (U.S. $32,000), hoping that the boxer will be prone enough times to display the strange advertisement. Frank Maloney, manager of Francis, knows the advertiser, but he won't tell.
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January 27, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no escaping the Super Bowl this weekend. In addition to the big game on Sunday there are plenty of documentaries, specials and marathons connected to the NFL championship game. ABC looks at the "Road to the Super Bowl," Saturday at 5 p.m. The Cartoon Network's Super Bowl spoof, "Road Runner vs. Coyote," Saturday at 6 p.m., examines the rivalry between the two Looney Tune characters. Pat Summerall and John Madden supply the play-by-play and commentary.
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January 30, 2000 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
Call it a farce. Label it a mismatch. But there is no disputing that when it comes to target practice, Mike Tyson can still deliver. Saturday night, Tyson pummeled British heavyweight champion Julius Francis. He knocked him down five times in two rounds. He floored him with a body shot. He crumpled him with combinations. And he finally unloaded one last right uppercut to the head that left the crowd roaring for more and Francis propped on one knee.
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January 25, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former heavyweight champion Michael Dokes was sent to prison Monday for a night of terror in which he beat and sexually assaulted his live-in girlfriend in 1998. A tearful Dokes, 41, apologized for his actions, but it wasn't enough to prevent a Las Vegas judge from giving him up to 10 years in prison for an attack that left the victim's face so beaten that an arresting officer said he couldn't recognize her from a driver's license photo.
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May 16, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tight end Mark Chmura of the Green Bay Packers has been charged with sexual assault in Waukesha, Wis. His 17-year-old baby-sitter earlier said he had sex with her at a party after a high school prom. Chmura was also charged with failing to prevent underage drinking. The baby-sitter told police that Chmura, 31, had sexual intercourse with her in a bathroom. "He is four times my size. What could I do?" the girl said, according to the complaint.
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January 17, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mike Tyson arrived in England on Sunday with yet another fight on his hands--from a women's group that wants him barred from the country. The former heavyweight champion is to face Julius Francis on Jan. 29 in Manchester. The government had said Tyson could enter England despite his 1992 rape conviction. As Tyson's Concorde landed at London's Heathrow Airport, protesters said they were ready to ask Britain's high court to review the government's decision.
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January 26, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, on visiting St. Louis and listening to the cocky Rams before last Sunday's NFC championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: "There are bonuses to spending a week in St. Louis. For one thing, it isn't eight days. . . . "The other things you learn along the way are these: 1) The Rams are pretty darned good. 2) The Rams think they're pretty darned good. 3) No, they think they're better than that. "Today's forecast? Smug.
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December 17, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES
How thrilled are the English that Mike Tyson is going to grace their shores to fight another stiff? All 20,000 seats for his fight against British champion Julius Francis Jan. 29 in Birmingham are sold, but that doesn't impress Hugh McIlvanney of the London Sunday Times. "The bearded lady and the two-headed dwarf may no longer draw crowds," he wrote, "but Mike Tyson apparently has decided that there still is a market for a traveling freak show." And that was only his opening sentence.
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March 21, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Skip Bayless of the Chicago Tribune on Bob Knight: "The General remains in his Indiana University bunker, reassured by those who blindly worship him, blaming it all on the idiot media, refusing to surrender as the world closes in on all sides. " . . . The biggest surprise of an NCAA tournament with relatively few first-round upsets was not that No. 6 seed Indiana lost to No. 11 seed Pepperdine. It was that Indiana lost by 20.
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