Tyson Fight June 11 in DC?


Published: March 18, 2005

Marty Wynn, CEO of Raging Promotions has confirmed to Fightnews that he and his co-promoter/wife, five-time world champion Isra Girgrah, are negotiating a proposed June 11 Mike Tyson fight at the MCI Center in Washington, DC. Basically, where were at is that the contract is with Mike and were waiting for him to sign it. (Tyson manager) Shelly (Finkel) seems happy with the deal and now its all up to Mike,? said Wynn. Wynn also confirms that the opponent being mentioned initially is long-time rumored Tyson opponent Kevin McBride. My matchmaker, Chris Middendorf, mentioned McBride, but the final decision on an opponent would be totally up to Shelly and Mike.? Wynn says hed be honored to have the former champion fight his first comeback fight in the District of Columbia. Mike hasnt fought on the east coast in 15 years and hes never fought in DC, so I think itll be great. Its going to be great for the businesses in the city as well. I dont know a boxing fan in this area that isnt a Mike Tyson fan. Mike has a home right here in DC.? Wynn says he and Girgrah are hoping to have an answer from Iron? Mike by early next week. Incidentally, today is the couples third wedding anniversary.

Source: fightnews