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September 14, 1988 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
As if heavyweight champ Mike Tyson doesn't have enough problems, he's now being roughed up by Madison Avenue. The New York Post reported yesterday that because of his image problems (reports of a suicide attempt and wife-beating, both of which he has denied), Tyson is losing literally millions and millions of dollars, as various companies are dumping him as their TV spokesman. "Mike image is at low ebb and it's going to cost him a lot of money," reports the Post, quoting a source "close to Tyson.
SPORTS
February 13, 1987 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Tyson, a man who can be monstrous one minute, benign the next, is all monster right now. The undefeated World Boxing Council heavyweight champion is banging away at a sparring partner, leaving him draped across the ropes like a wet towel. The beating goes on for about three minutes. Then both fighters start snorting - one from enthusiasm, the other from exhaustion. "Time!" a handler yells, stopping - at least temporarily - the bombardment. For the sparring partner, it stops just in time.
NEWS
July 2, 1992 | BY PETE DEXTER
If I'm following this correctly, in the months since she first accused Mike Tyson of rape, Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, has offered the following accounting of herself and her motives: She isn't interested in money, and she only pressed charges because Tyson didn't say he was sorry. What she really wanted was to put the whole incident behind her and get on with her life. She only pressed charges because Tyson needed help. She turned down a million-dollar offer to drop the prosecution - a charge, incidentally, that the U.S. attorney in Indianapolis has been looking into for several months.
SPORTS
August 9, 1995 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Mike Tyson, the once and perhaps future undisputed heavyweight champion, looked as though he longed to be somewhere else. Tastefully attired in a navy suit, white shirt and red-striped tie, the Iron One fidgeted in his chair at his first public question-and-answer session since he was released from prison in March. After promoter Don King droned on for more than an hour as part of the promotion for Tyson's return to the ring Aug. 19 in Las Vegas against unheralded Peter McNeeley, it was Tyson's turn to take center stage.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Daily News, USA Today and Inquirer Staff Writer Ellen Warren
Mike Tyson, named yesterday in a $12 million paternity suit, denied that he had failed to provide child support and accused the mother of being motivated by greed. Natalie Fears, Los Angeles real estate agent and mother of D'Amato Fears, charged in court papers that the boxer had reneged on promises including a $5 million trust fund for the boy and $20,000 a month child support. Tyson's lawyer said his client "has paid all of the child's expenses and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars" in support.
NEWS
March 24, 1995 | BY JACK McKINNEY
Mike Tyson gets his first unsupervised yardout in 1,094 days this weekend and self-anointed counselors everywhere have been availing of free air time and print to instruct him on how to resume the only trade he's ever known. At present, there are two major schools of thought. One is that Tyson should go for a title shot as soon as possible, while public curiosity is such that it probably will produce the greatest combined purse in heavyweight boxing history. The other is that he should fight his way back to top form at a measured pace against a succession of barely warm bodies, as in the old Italian aphorism so often recited to him by long deceased Svengali Cus D'Amato: Chi va piano, va sano e lontano, or "He who goes slowly, goes safely and far. " The first option already has been proposed by Rock Newman, the opportunistic manager of Riddick Bowe.
NEWS
July 5, 1991 | BY JACK MCKINNEY
Those ringsiders who have sensed something missing in Mike Tyson's last few fights are quite right. Something important was missing even before Tyson let Buster Douglas heist his heavyweight title last year in Japan. It's called technique. As I make this diagnosis, I pause to stare in disbelief at a page-wide photograph that was published in a European newspaper shortly after the once- and-maybe-never-again champion settled for an awkward 12-round decision against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in Las Vegas.
NEWS
May 5, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
In the ring, Mike Tyson obliterated opponents in the blink of an eye. The thunder-and-lightning pugilist once set a Junior Olympic record by knocking out an opponent in 8 seconds, and at 20 he was the youngest heavyweight champion in history. On stage at the Academy of Music on Thursday night, the 46-year-old Tyson had a daunting task before him that required more endurance than power and speed. In his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," the ex-champ was charged with entertaining an opera house crowd full of fight fans for nearly two hours, with only his life story to propel him. So how'd he do?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2009 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT WASN'T HARD for filmmaker James Toback to get Mike Tyson to open up for his new documentary, "Tyson" - the two men have been friends for 20 years. "I met him on the set of 'The Pick-up Artist,' " Toback told Daily News film critic Gary Thompson (see Gary's review on Page 42). "He'd come down to meet [Robert] Downey. I'd heard of him from Brian Hamill, Pete's younger brother, who also boxed with Cus [D'Amato, the trainer]. He knew Mike from the time Mike was 13, and he had told me early on that Cus had said he'd never seen a fighter like Tyson.
NEWS
June 24, 1989 | New York Daily News
In an exclusive interview yesterday, Jose Torres, author and former light- heavyweight champ, revealed he has 12 hours of taped interviews with Mike Tyson to back up some of the sensational revelations of sex and violence in his book, "Fire and Fear. " With TV crews camped outside his home in New York, Torres was interviewed in his secret midtown hideout. He was stashed there by his publisher, Warner Books, to control the media frenzy - he had more than 30 calls from reporters yesterday - surrounding the book.
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June 11, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FRANK CAPPUCCINO was humbled. He was about to referee one of the most important heavyweight boxing matches of the '80s, and he recalled looking out over the sold-out crowd in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall and being dazzled. "I remember thinking, here I am a guy from Kensington, and I'm in the ring, looking out in the crowd, and I see people like Charlie Sheen, Jack Nicholson and Martin Sheen. It was really something special. " However, fans hardly got comfortable in their seats when the fight was over.
SPORTS
November 8, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
BERNARD HOPKINS was foolish to throw down a race card. Of the many ways the Philadelphia boxing icon could have expressed his displeasure with what he perceives as a lack of appreciation for his accomplishments, complaining that it's "because I'm black" is least likely to garner support. When the purpose is to self-congratulate and pat oneself on the back, people don't like to be labeled as having a racial agenda simply because they might not think you are as iconic as you believe.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The two push-button house phones outside the main entrance of the vacant Trump Plaza hotel in Atlantic City remain. A sign outlining access rules concludes with "Trespassers will be prosecuted. " They may as well also take down the "Valet Only" sign. Nobody's allowed in the driveway. There's a big fight next door at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Bernard Hopkins against Sergey Kovalev for the light-heavyweight title. There will be a strong crowd. It just won't be quite like the old days, certainly not next door.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014
AT A TIME when anyone with a laptop and an Internet connection might call herself a "gossip columnist," Flo Anthony is the real deal. A nationally syndicated radio personality and newspaper columnist (published locally in the Philadelphia Sunday Sun ), he's also been featured on shows like "The Insider," "Entertainment Tonight" and "Inside Edition," and is a correspondent for TV One's "Life After. " I first noticed Anthony on TV in the early 1990s, dishing about Michael Jackson and the mysterious inner workings of the famous Jackson clan.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Staff Writer
MIKE TYSON has snorted enough cocaine to line a football field. Snorted it before some fights, then used somebody else's clean urine to fool the testers. Brags about it in his new book. Snorted when he was happy, snorted when he was sad, which was most of the time. That makes him an addict. A recovering addict, because he is taking it one day at a time. Mike Tyson has been drinking since he was an infant. Cheap hooch, then. He says he prefers Hennessy's now, when he topples off the wagon.
SPORTS
November 8, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
MIKE TYSON bares his soul in his autobiography, "Undisputed Truth," that will be released Tuesday. It's not pretty. The former heavyweight champion is desperate to put his demons to rest, but the book needed an extra epilogue written just before printing to talk about him falling off the sobriety wagon once again. "Sometimes I just fantasize about blowing somebody's brains out so I can go to prison for the rest of my life," he writes. "Working on this book makes me think that my whole life has been a joke.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament in Merion . HE IS hard to embrace, even when victimized. He is hard to like and yet impossible to ignore, a flawed sports deity the way Mike Tyson and Eric Lindros once were and perhaps Kobe Bryant is now. Tiger Woods likes to use the word "grind" to describe the four rounds of golf he must play to win a championship, and any news conference of his I have ever attended most certainly feels the same.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie tied the knot this weekend with Tina Lai in small ceremony. Lai, who was born in 1973, took over managing Vietnam Restaurant in 2008 from her brother, Benny Lai , but no longer works at the Chinatown staple. (Seriously, summer rolls to die for over there.) "We're very excited for Tina and Jeffrey," said a rep for the family, who also owns Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia, adding that they would like to keep the matter personal. Lai is the youngest of eight siblings.
NEWS
May 5, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
In the ring, Mike Tyson obliterated opponents in the blink of an eye. The thunder-and-lightning pugilist once set a Junior Olympic record by knocking out an opponent in 8 seconds, and at 20 he was the youngest heavyweight champion in history. On stage at the Academy of Music on Thursday night, the 46-year-old Tyson had a daunting task before him that required more endurance than power and speed. In his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," the ex-champ was charged with entertaining an opera house crowd full of fight fans for nearly two hours, with only his life story to propel him. So how'd he do?
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BRYCE HARPER started the season with a bang, belting two home runs Monday in the Nationals' 2-0 win over the Marlins. As if that wasn't enough, his first dinger was caught by a Jayson Werth look-alike dressed in a Nats uniform and sporting a beard and sunglasses. The real Werth, of course, was in the dugout waiting to congratulate Harper.   April's fool Apparently, Mike Tyson has a sense of humor. On Monday, he sent out a tweet saying he was having the tattoo on his face removed.
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