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Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

But only for one night
 
 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Once known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was in town last week. The 5’-10” Brooklyn-born Tyson turned pro at age 18 in 1984, and two years later he became the youngest boxer to hold world heavyweight championship belts,  fiercely defending them nine times before getting knocked out by Buster Douglas in 1990. After that, however, his life went into a freefall, including three years spent in jail for a rape conviction. Following his release from prison, Tyson got back in the ring and fought several times. He still was a top draw. Continue Reading →

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An interview with Mike Tyson — Undisputed champ’s undisputed truth

 

 

By Kam Williams

Contributing Writer

 

 

Born in Brooklyn on June 30, 1966, Michael Gerard Tyson is an all-time boxing great who, in his prime, struck fear in the heart of any opponent he squared off against. He compiled an impressive record of 50 wins, five losses and one disqualification for biting off an opponent’s ear over the course of an incomparable career in which he became the first undisputed heavyweight champ to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF title belts simultaneously. Iron Mike has weathered a host of woes and controversies outside the ring ranging from allegations of spousal abuse to a rape conviction to the death of his four-year-old daughter, Exodus, to declaring bankruptcy after frittering away over $300 million in prizefight purses. Today, he is a very happily-married man, with a couple of children, Milan and Morocco, by his third wife, Kiki. Tyson (MT) is currently nearing the end of a 36-city tour of the country in “Undisputed Truth,” a one-man Broadway show directed by Spike Lee and written by Tyson’s wife. Continue Reading →

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Undisputed champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. now 44-0

 

 

LAS VEGAS — You might say that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is in a league of his own. After spending over two months in jail and not stepping into the ring for almost two years, the new welterweight champion of the world proved again he’s the right stuff. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is where father and son reunited for a common cause. Mayweather dominated challenger Robert (The Ghost) Guerrero, winning 11 of 12 rounds to capture the Welterweight World Championship before almost 16,000 fans on May Day. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson at one time was every bit as dominant — when he stepped into the ring he brought fear. Continue Reading →

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