CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
Kudos to Bill Plaschke for his excellent article (June 30). Mike Tyson does need to disappear forever. He was not only unsportsmanlike, he committed mayhem and should have been arrested. My father-in-law boxed for the University of Michigan in the 1930s. He loved the sport. I'm glad he's not around today to see its decline. I have to ask, is boxing a sport? If it is there can be no room for the likes of Tyson in it. LYNDA GALLUP Ventura I was appalled by the footage on the news of Tyson biting Evander Holyfield's ears.
February 21, 2013 |
Mike Tyson has sued SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises, saying that one of its advisors embezzled more than $300,000 from him and cost him millions of dollars in potential future earnings. The lawsuit claims that although SFX has returned some of the money, it is still well short of returning what it embezzled. Tyson is seeking more than $5 million in damages, claiming breach of fiduciary duty, negligent hiring, unjust enrichment and other charges. "Defendants did not secure, protect, safeguard and appropriately apply the Tysons' finances for their intended purposes," the former boxer's lawsuit states, "but instead misappropriated said funds for the benefit and enrichment of SFX/Live Nation.
October 3, 2012 |
Mike Tyson was looking forward to meeting the people who inspired his famous facial tattoo. And, presumably, some people in New Zealand and Australia were looking forward to hearing the former boxing great during his speaking tour down under. But it now appears that nobody is going to get their wish. Tyson's visa for New Zealand has been canceled after a charity that would have benefited from a appearance by the one-time heavyweight champ pulled out of the event due to his 1992 rape conviction.
June 4, 2012 |
Continuing an improbable career arc that somehow progressed from most feared man to ever step into a boxing ring to Funny or Die political satirist , former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson is on his way toward taking his one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to Broadway. Tyson reportedly is in talks with Spike Lee to direct the show, which could come to the Great White Way as early as this summer after making its debut at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where the show enjoyed a weeklong run in April.
March 10, 2013 |
If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend. Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I do, not to mention a facial tattoo out of my mother's worst nightmare, but I was the one trash-talking all week about our upcoming bout. "I want a piece of him," I said loudly to no one in particular in the newsroom. "When I'm through with him, he's going to wish he was touring as an uncredited extra in 'Wicked.'" PHOTOS: Mike Tyson in pop culture But like all those mouthy contenders who ended up flat on their back in the first round, I underestimated the former heavyweight champion of the world.
November 27, 2012 |
Heads up, Hollywood: Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is heading west this spring. Tyson is bringing his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to Anaheim and the Pantages Theatre in March as part of a national tour. Spike Lee, who directed the show's Broadway run in August, will return as director. Broadway veteran James L. Nederlander is producing. “After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee, I'm excited to take 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed truth' on tour and share it with my fans across the country,” Tyson said in a statement.