Month: June 2000

Lewis says he wants the bout

Subject Sports; Boxing Description Lennox Lewis said last night he would welcome the chance to fight Mike Tyson before he retires, even though he described the former world heavyweight champion as “a train wreck waiting to happen” after his shameful display against Lou Savarese in Glasgow on Saturday. […]

Tyson is fit, says Warren

Subject Sports; Boxing Description Heathrow cargo terminal’s control post 24 is normally reserved for piles of airline food, force-fed to a captive audience. Yesterday, as catering wagons trundled past, Mike Tyson was whisked unceremoniously out of this humble exit and into Britain for the second time. Creator JEEVAN […]

Woods sets new standards

Subject Golf Description In imaginary battles with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods modestly conceded that the outcome was “usually neck and neck”. But none of these legendary figures of the game ever came near to the astonishing dominance which the world number one achieved […]

Court rules on Tyson fight

Subject Sports; Boxing Description Mike Tyson’s first fight in Britain could be called off after immigration officials said he would be turned back at the border because of his criminal convictions. Tyson was jailed for six years in 1992 for raping Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington. He […]

Bid to halt Tyson fails

Subject Sports; Boxing Description Campaigners yesterday lost their court battle to overturn British Home Secretary Jack Straw’s decision to allow Mike Tyson into Britain for a boxing match. The Glasgow-based Rape Crisis Centre was seeking a judicial review of Straw’s granting of entry clearance to the convicted rapist […]

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