Published: February 21, 2004
Mike Tyson, the bankrupt former heavyweight boxing champion, plans to fight in a Mexico City bullring in June, World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman said Friday.
Tyson, 37, hasn’t decided on an opponent for his first fight since knocking out Clifford Etienne in February 2003, Sulaiman said in an interview after a meeting with Tyson in the Mexican capital. Tyson’s adviser Shelly Finkel wasn’t available to comment.
“I’m going to prepare hard to put on a good show and show that, even though I see myself as fat, I have quality and I love Mexico,” Tyson was quoted as saying by Record, a Mexican newspaper.
The 50,000-capacity bullring featured boxing matches before and is where Julio Cesar Chavez, a world champion at three weights, plans his final fight next month.
Tyson wants to fight in Mexico because he’s a super-hero here,” Sulaiman said from Mexico City. Tyson was at an awards ceremony in the city yesterday.
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