Tyson return planned!


Published: February 8, 2004

Lennox Lewis may be gone, but expect Mike Tyson back in the ring in May or June. Tyson advisor Shelly Finkel told the New York Daily News that he is reunited with Iron Mike and that the former heavyweight champon has started light workouts and is anxious to return. Finkel also stated that Tyson prefers a May date, the fight will likely take place in the United States and no opponent has been decided upon other than it won’t be Roy Jones Jr., although Jones figures in Tyson’s future plans. In an interesting twist, Iron Mike’s fight could go head-to-head with an already announced June 5 Oscar De La Hoya pay-per-view event. The Tyson camp is currently in negotiating with Showtime to put the fight on the network’s scheduled June 5 card (Showtime now televises boxing on the first Saturday of every month).
Sunday, February 8 2004