Published: April 9, 2005
Its been rumored all year and on Tuesday it will be officially announced that Mike Tyson will fight Kevin McBride on June 11th in Washington D.C. Promoter Marty Wynn of Raging Promotions and the Stuckey Group (LLC) will host a press conference at the historic Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, April 12th at 11:30 a.m. to announce Tysons return to the ring on a June 11th Showtime pay-per-view. The media event is open to the public and Tyson will be in attendance. According to sources, Tyson is in great spirits and his left knee ?? that was injured in his July 2004 fight with Danny Williams – is fully rejuvenated. She Bee Stingin? Laila Ali ?? who will be at the presser – will defend her IBA super middleweight championship against Erin Toughill in the co-main event. A third fight of championship caliber and one that will satisfy the Latino boxing fans? will round off the ppv. The tentative title of this mega-event is Capitol Punishment!? As reported by FightNews earlier in the week, Tyson has begun training at the Central Boxing Club in Phoenix Arizona with former featherweight champ Jeff Fenech. Tyson was previously granted a license to fight in D.C. but it has expired, although the renewal is just a formality that will be finalized on Monday.