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Mike Tyson News: Finkel Speaks About Details On Tyson Comeback: McBride and Mesi fights close

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 @ 09:29:29 UTC by tysonian
Shelly Finkel, the adviser of Mike Tyson, has said that Tyson will box and not fight mixed martial arts in the K-1 promotion. Tyson's opponent is slated to be Kevin McBride, a heavyweight out of Ireland, the fight would take place around July 31 in the United States.

Finkel confirmed that Tyson has reunited with trainer Freddie Roach and Roach will train Tyson for the McBride bout. Roach said he will set up training camp in Phoenix for Tyson on May 10.

"If he fought the two fights, a fight against Lamon Brewster or Klitschko will be right there for him. Of course he has to buckle down and get back into it." said Roach.

Finkel also said that Tyson and Joe Mesi could meet up by the end of the year in Madison Square Garden.

"It's definitely going to happen," said Finkel

Finkel also said that regardless of the 100 million dollar lawsuits that Tyson and King have against eachother, a reunion with Don King was not out of the question.

"Under the right circumstances, I'm open to discussing it. I've never said that we wouldn't talk to him (Don King)." said Finkel

More quotes available in the extended section of this post (click 'Read More' below).

Tyson back in picture

May fight Mesi on Garden card

Mike Tyson sits ringside at Garden last week. He may fight there by year's end.

Negotiations for a bout between former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and contender Joe Mesi have heated up to the point that Shelly Finkel, Tyson's adviser, can almost see them in the ring at Madison Square Garden in November or December.

"It's definitely going to happen," Finkel said yesterday. "It's going to be in New York."

The two sides are still discussing money, but it is a mutually beneficial bout for both Mesi and Tyson. Mesi wants to be taken seriously as a title contender and Tyson wants to regain the world title. In the current heavyweight climate it won't take long for Tyson to get in the title mix.

Tyson's appetite for the title must have been whetted when he watched John Ruiz beat Fres Oquendo to retain the WBA crown and saw Chris Byrd fight to a draw against Andrew Golota to retain the IBF title at the Garden this past weekend.

It was the second straight heavyweight title card that Tyson attended. The week before the Garden card, he saw Lamon Brewster beat Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO title in Las Vegas. Both cards were promoted by Don King, fueling speculation that Tyson might re-up with the promoter. During the post-fight press conference at the Garden, King looked at Tyson and said, "We're waiting for you."

"Anything is possible," Finkel said when asked if Tyson would consider signing a promotional deal with King.

"Under the right circumstances, I'm open to discussing it. I've never said that we wouldn't talk to him."

Those circumstances would be a settlement of the $100 million lawsuit that Tyson has filed against King for breach of contract. Tyson alleges that King stole millions from him when he was promoting him from 1987-98. King is countersuing Tyson for $100 million.

King has control of three of the four major heavyweight titles. But Finkel said that Tyson didn't need King's promotional might to make a big fight, because he can still meet guys like Mesi and Roy Jones Jr. and earn millions.

Tyson recently signed a lucrative promotional agreement with K-1, the Japanese mixed martial arts company. Finkel said it is a one-fight deal, and that Tyson will box and not fight mixed martial arts. Tyson is tentatively set to box an Irish heavyweight named Kevin McBride sometime in July on a K-1 show somewhere in the U.S.

Freddie Roach, who trained Tyson for his last bout against Clifford Etienne in Memphis on Feb. 22, 2003, will train Tyson for the McBride bout. Roach said he will set up training camp in Phoenix for Tyson on May 10.

Roach believes that the 36-year-old Tyson could be back in the heavyweight title picture with victories over McBride and Mesi.

"With the heavyweight division the way it is now, he can make some noise," Roach said. "We'll see if he's got the discipline to do what it takes.

"If he fought the two fights, a fight against Lamon Brewster or (Vitali) Klitschko will be right there for him. Of course he has to buckle down and get back into it."

Sources: boxingscene.com and NewYork Daily News


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