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On the Road with ... MIKE TYSON
June 11, 2007
IRON MIKE'S something of a homebody these days, though not by choice. Since his arrest last December on DUI and drug charges outside Phoenix, Tyson needs an O.K. from prosecutors and the court to leave Arizona. (The trial is scheduled for August.) He did make a couple of approved trips recently. First he went to Las Vegas to film a promotional spot for the Bollywood movie Fool N Final. "I was ... in that phase when I didn't mind trying out something different," Tyson explained to The Times of India. Then he went to Washington, D.C., for his daughter Gina's high school graduation. But Tyson didn't make it to Atlantic City for last Saturday's Shannon Briggs--Sultan Ibragimov fight. Tyson entertained the idea of working as a second in Ibragimov's corner, but the application he sent to the New Jersey commission was incomplete. (Among the missing info: the name of the fighter he wanted to handle.) Tyson also never asked for permission to go to Atlantic City—which meant he missed seeing Ibragimov, whom he's advised in the past, demolish Briggs and win the WBO belt.
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June 11, 2007

On The Road With ... Mike Tyson

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IRON MIKE'S something of a homebody these days, though not by choice. Since his arrest last December on DUI and drug charges outside Phoenix, Tyson needs an O.K. from prosecutors and the court to leave Arizona. (The trial is scheduled for August.) He did make a couple of approved trips recently. First he went to Las Vegas to film a promotional spot for the Bollywood movie Fool N Final. "I was ... in that phase when I didn't mind trying out something different," Tyson explained to The Times of India. Then he went to Washington, D.C., for his daughter Gina's high school graduation. But Tyson didn't make it to Atlantic City for last Saturday's Shannon Briggs-- Sultan Ibragimov fight. Tyson entertained the idea of working as a second in Ibragimov's corner, but the application he sent to the New Jersey commission was incomplete. (Among the missing info: the name of the fighter he wanted to handle.) Tyson also never asked for permission to go to Atlantic City—which meant he missed seeing Ibragimov, whom he's advised in the past, demolish Briggs and win the WBO belt.

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