INTRODUCING THE REAL MIKE TYSON
He stands 6'1", weighs 215 and bills himself as "The real Mike Tyson." And he is Mike Tyson—Iowa Mike, that is, a mediocre heavyweight from Davenport who wants a crack at his namesake, the world champion. "I'm trying to get someone to give me the chance to meet and beat Mike Tyson," says this Mike Tyson.
Unlike Iron Mike Tyson, who's 21 years old and so wealthy that two weeks ago he tried to give his $183,000 Bentley away to two police officers in New York City after he scratched the car, Iowa Mike is 29, has a 3-6 career record and has to bum rides from his trainer, Alvino Pe�a. Tyson took up boxing only six years ago. "I was working at a factory in Davenport that makes wheel rims for tractors," he says. "Then everyone got laid off, and I had to make some money some kind of way."
Last Saturday night, Tyson fought Kemil Odom in Gary, Ind., and lost on a TKO in the fourth round. Says Pe�a, "He's hard to train. I don't know if he forgets what he's supposed to do, or what. But he's rough. If he would learn how to box, he could do something. He's got a lot of guts." And he'll need 'em if he ever gets that fight with the other Mike Tyson.