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.