Tyson Looking For Hawaii Showdown


Published: June 20, 2004

Iron Mike Tyson looks to stay busy in 2004 as he is already working on
his next bout. A card is already in the works for September 11, 2004 at
the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The card would be a combo K-1/boxing
event. Possible names for Tyson opponents have been named as either
Jerome Le Banner (50-8-1) or Ray Sefo (45-11-1), both men have mainly
done K-1 fighting. Hot prospect Brian Viloria has also been thrown
around as being on the undercard.

Approval could come next month, pending completion of
contracts, exams and agreement on suitable matchups. Commissioner
Willes K. Lee, said, “They (promoters) have formally begun the process,
but they haven’t submitted anything yet.”

The card is slated to be shown on a pay-per-view basis, promoters told the commission.

Lee said, “As long as he (Tyson) meets all the requirements just like any other fighter, we would approve it.”

Tyson is scheduled to fight Kevin McBride July 31 in either St.
Louis or Louisville. There has been some word going around in the press
that McBride would not be the opponent for Tyson and Danny Williams
would step in to take McBride’s place.

Source: boxingscene.com