Published: May 17, 2005
By Denis O’Hara
Uk fight fans will, afterall, be able to see a live televised screening of the Mike Tyson-Kevin McBride heavyweight scrap at the MCI Centre, Washington DC, on June 11.
Setanta Sport directors, backers of the new Setanta Cup north-south soccer tournament, have secured a bid to show the curiosity collision involved Iron Mike and the Clones Colossus on its Sky Sports payperview channel 438.
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Heavy-handed McBride, born 32 years ago in Monaghan, has been campaigning during recent years in the United States and based out of Brockton, Massachusetts.
Big Kevin is on a roll at present, recording seven straight inside-thedistance wins in American rings.
The 6’5″ juggernaut’s overall record features 27 knockouts from 32 wins, with four defeats and one draw.
Unpredictable Tyson, once the most feared fighter on the planet when he ruled the heavyweight division, has five defeats in his 55-fight record.
Setanta official Sean O’Hara says: “After some research we found there remains interest in Tyson, even though losing to Danny Williams.
“There is also big interest in McBride we felt we should have a pop at it and show the fight.
“We will show the big fight live and exclusive on PPP One on the 438 channel, and it will be screened from 2.00am.
“Muhammad Ali’s daughter Lailia-Ali is on the undercard. She will be boxing Erin Toughill.
“Also on the show will be American light-welterweight Sharmba Mitchell, and we will use highlights of bouts on the bill. We will go into the bill at 9,00pm eastern time in the States