PROS Tyson is big draw in Europe, as is Lewis, a Brit, CONS Time difference would pose challenge for U.S. broadcast.
PROS Several venues available; site fee would be comparable to $12 million MGM Grand had offered in Vegas. CONS Tyson has no license in New Jersey, which could well follow Nevada's lead and deny him one.
PROS Mohegan Sun resort operates under tribal gaming commission and doesn't need state approval. CONS Small venue (10,000 seats); may be too low-profile.
PROS Boxer-turned-promoter Tommy Hearns has sent in application to state board for license to promote fight in Motown. CONS Tyson has run afoul of Michigan boxing commission before; he refused to submit urine sample before October 2000 bout against Andrew Golota.
PROS Staples Center has already expressed interest; major celeb turnout and media attention guaranteed. Last week Tyson's lawyers started looking into getting a California license. CONS Site fee far less than casino could offer.