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    Default Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    I read these in the new Book ďThe Last Great FightĒ by Joe Layden. Itís a book about the Tyson vs Douglas fight. Itís pretty good:

    -Bill Cayton took the first 2 million that Tyson made and invested them so that he would be guaranteed 250K a year for the rest of his life. However, during his rape trial, Tyson had to cash these in for money to pay his lawyers.

    - Tyson was knocked down while sparring with Oliver McCall in training for his fight with Michael Spinks.

    -By 1989, Holyfield was Tysonís universally considered #1 contender, but Tyson kept taking fights from other less worthy challengers. The reason for this was because Don King knew the Holyfield fight would be big money and Tyson had three fights left in his prepaid contract with HBO. King was trying to run out the contract so that he could stage the Holyfield fight on PPV or at list create a bidding war for it.

    -Larry Merchant was banned from Tysonís hotel room because he Tyson did not like his post fight questions. Therefore Merchant was not able to take part in the traditional pre fight interview prior to the Douglas fight.

    -The reason Buster Douglas got the fight with Tyson was because he was willing to fight for the smallest amount of money. He earned 1.5 million dollars. All other major heavyweights were asking for over 3 million.(ie Michael Dokes).

    -If it got close to fight time, and Tyson hadnít trained appropriately, his camp would fake an injury. There is credible evidence that this was the case in his planned 1989 fight with Razor Ruduck, and his planned 1991 fight with Holyfield and several other fights that were postponed due to a Tyson injury.

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    Default Re: Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    Why does none of this surprise me?
    "You knocked him down...now how bout you try knockin me down ?"

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    Default Re: Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    the stuff about good old don king doesn't suprise me one bit

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    Default Re: Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    CC some of the facts I knew but the Don King one was interesting, greedy man.
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    Default Re: Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    I am very surprised Buster got that much for the fight actually
    Thats cricket

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    Default Re: Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    I'm suprised to here about the Mccall thing

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    Default Re: Interesting Mike Tyson Facts(from new book)

    Quote Originally Posted by lance Uppercut
    -Larry Merchant was banned from Tyson’s hotel room because he Tyson did not like his post fight questions. Therefore Merchant was not able to take part in the traditional pre fight interview prior to the Douglas fight.
    So you see people...
    Larrys been anoying the shit! out of fighters for years now.
    Stop saying he just hates PBF.....
    Larry hates everyone...

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