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Richard Hoffer
November 17, 2003
There are impediments to a Mike Tyson-Roy Jones fight, even aside from the considerable quirkiness of the principals. It's believed that promoter Don King has rights to a Jones fight left over from the John Ruiz bout. Jones would have to work with King, and well, Jones works with nobody. As for Tyson (above), he hasn't fought since defeating Clifford Etienne in 49 seconds last February. He filed for bankruptcy in August and is suing King for $100 million, claiming he was swindled out of a fortune.... Winky Wright scored a lopsided win over Angel Hernandez on the under-card of the Jones-Antonio Tarver bout and may be moving on to bigger things. Not fighting Shane Mosley or Oscar De La Hoya, though; Wright says super middle kingpin Bernard Hopkins has verbally agreed to a match next year.
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November 17, 2003

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There are impediments to a Mike Tyson-Roy Jones fight, even aside from the considerable quirkiness of the principals. It's believed that promoter Don King has rights to a Jones fight left over from the John Ruiz bout. Jones would have to work with King, and well, Jones works with nobody. As for Tyson (above), he hasn't fought since defeating Clifford Etienne in 49 seconds last February. He filed for bankruptcy in August and is suing King for $100 million, claiming he was swindled out of a fortune.... Winky Wright scored a lopsided win over Angel Hernandez on the under-card of the Jones-Antonio Tarver bout and may be moving on to bigger things. Not fighting Shane Mosley or Oscar De La Hoya, though; Wright says super middle kingpin Bernard Hopkins has verbally agreed to a match next year.

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