Published: November 6, 2004
Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson is being targeted
for a fight in Australia, it was reported today.
Former multi-world champion Jeff Fenech, now a boxing trainer and promoter,
said he would travel to the United States next week to try and lure the
38-year-old Tyson to Australia and a fight with New Zealand-born Kali Meehan.
“I think it would be a great venue for him,” Fenech told Channel Nine
today. “I think Australians would flock to see a Tyson fight.”
Tyson has arthroscopic surgery last August to repair the knee injury
he suffered in the first round of his loss to Danny Williams in Kentucky
in late July.
Fenech said Tyson was keen to visit Australia 18 months ago but he ran
into problems with authorities.
“He wanted to bring a couple of friends who had criminal records so
it made it difficult,” former triple world champion Fenech said.
Meehan, who lives in Australia, is training for a November 13 heavyweight
fight with former WBC and International Boxing Federation world champion
Hasim Rahman in New York.