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June 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
The end came for Mike Tyson while he was sitting on a stool. The fighter who was once the baddest man on the planet wanted no more. Looking more like a pathetic, aging fighter than the man who once terrorized the heavyweight division, Tyson's career may have ended Saturday night when he quit after the sixth round after desperately trying to foul his way to a victory against Kevin McBride.
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August 2, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Despite the fact Mike Tyson was knocked out by a lightly-regarded opponent Friday night, and despite the fact that the 38-year-old Tyson is facing surgery for a torn knee ligament suffered in the fight, Bob Arum says he is still interested in promoting the former two-time heavyweight champion. But not for $80 million. And not against any major opponents in the foreseeable future.
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July 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
Mike Tyson was knocked out in the fourth round Friday night in a shocking end to the latest comeback of the fighter who once was the most feared heavyweight of his era. Unheralded British heavyweight Danny Williams landed a flurry of punches that sent Tyson sprawling into the ropes, perhaps ending his career with the same kind of fury that Tyson once unleashed on other fighters. Tyson went down from a final right hand, then lay along the ropes, blood streaming down his face.
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July 30, 2004 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Mike Tyson, who will resume his boxing career tonight in Louisville, Ky., against Danny Williams, was asked by reporters why he was so lethargic the last time he faced Lennox Lewis, in a 2002 heavyweight title fight dominated by Lewis. "I don't know what ... happened," Tyson replied. "I may have smoked too much weed, but I wasn't taking any drugs or anything." * More Tyson: Williams, a former British champion, has acknowledged crying before bouts. Tyson has too.
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July 30, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Bob Arum, who has long questioned Mike Tyson's sanity and depicted him as the poster boy for what is wrong with boxing, is in serious negotiations to become Tyson's new promoter. The agreement, for three fights at around $80 million, with an option for a fourth, is contingent on Tyson's winning tonight's comeback fight against Danny Williams at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., and the ironing out of several issues. Arum says a deal could be finished by next week.
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July 29, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
He hasn't fought in nearly a year and a half. He hasn't fought for a title in two years. He hasn't held a title in eight years. He has fought a total of 16 rounds in the last 3 1/2 years. At 38, his skills have severely diminished. He moves around the ring as if he has gum on the bottom of his shoes, his head movement akin to that of a statue.
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July 26, 2004 | Jay Christensen, Times Staff Writer
And you thought your credit card bills were out of control. Mike Tyson is 38. He's $38 million in debt. According to Mark Schlabach of the Washington Post, Tyson once owned six mansions, two white Bengal tigers and 110 cars. He spent $2 million on a bathtub for Robin Givens, his first wife, and has blown an estimated $400-million fortune. Court records indicate Tyson was down to his last $1,250 three months ago. What does he do to dig his way out of that hole? Call Danny Williams.
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April 29, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Talk about getting outed. A recent New York Times story quoted a "general manager of an American Football Conference North Division team who requested anonymity" on the fix the San Diego Chargers were in regarding the Chargers holding the No. 1 pick and Eli Manning's voicing his disdain for playing with them. Seems fair enough, but according to Michael David Smith of FootballOutsiders.com, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the identity of the mystery GM.
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