Tyson training for March fight.


Published: December 7, 2004

Tyson denies reports of depression and cocaine

Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — Mike Tyson wants everyone to know he’s alive and well.

The former heavyweight champion is beginning to train for a fight in March, his first since being knocked out by Danny Williams in July. Tyson issued a statement Tuesday in which he also denied published reports that he is depressed and using cocaine.

He was stopped in the fourth round by Williams in a shocking upset. Tyson tore cartilage in his knee in the fight and had it operated on.

Now, manager Shelly Finkel says Tyson will train for yet another comeback fight in March.