The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire
HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHTS SET IN STONE
The three upcoming heavyweight fights that have gotten the public's attention are the the return of Mike Tyson January 16, against Frans Botha. One week later it's George Foreman vs. Larry Holmes on the *** from Houston's Astrodome. Fast forward six weeks and Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis tangle at Madison Square Garden for the heavyweight championship on March 13.
TYSON MEETS FAT BUFFALO
Mean Mike will face South African Frans Botha, who is dubbed the "White Buffalo." Botha is also built like a buffalo with little legs supporting a massive girth.
Everybody was scratching their heads last week when SHOWTIME and AMERICA PRESENTS postponed the media meeting announcing Tyson's return. This was due to the fact that the MGM Grand had not yet dotted all the I's.
They have agreed to everything. Still, the actual press conference will not be held until after Thanksgiving.
SITE TO BE MGM
The MGM is back in the picture and will host the fight on January 16.
GEORGE'S FAREWELL ISN'T NECESSARILY LARRY'S
The fight between George Foreman and Larry Holmes will be the "Happening" in Texas come January 23, when the two former heavyweight champions collide. Foreman has stated that this "will be his last bout." Holmes on the other hand, is refusing to commit himself to retirement, if he were to win or lose.
THE GREED FACTOR
Holmes, who has the first nickel he ever made, as well as owning a good amount of the city in which he lives, Easton, PA, will continue to fight I think for as long as somebody will pay him.
MONEY A MOTIVATOR, BUT LARRY WANTS GEORGE
It's true, Larry Holmes is greedy. But, he's also got an ego the size of Lake Erie and he has always been a bit jealous of the way George has held the public in his hands since his ring return in 1987.
HBO, TV PITCHMAN, WHAT ABOUT ME?
If Holmes were as honest in public as he is with his close allies, that's what he would be asking.
BOTH MEN TRAINING HARD
Just because these guys are old doesn't mean they aren't taking this fight with the upmost of seriousness. Both foreman and Holmes are training and have sought the advice of nutritionalists as they prepare for their January 23, clash on Pay Per View.
BEFORE HOLY-LENNOX, THE HEIR APPARENT MAKES AN APPEARANCE
Michael Grant, 29-0, will return to the ring on January 30, when the 6'7 giant will top an HBO Boxing After Dark from Atlantic City. The foe will be once beaten Ahmad Adul Abdin of Houston.
GRANT ON PHONE SATURDAY
I spent a few minutes with Michael on the phone over the weekend. here are a few of his quotes. Are you the best heavyweght in the world?
"I'm one of them." Would you consider yourself "green" as a fighter seeing you only had 25 amateur fights, and 29 as a pro? "Green? No, I'm not green. What I am is learning." Are you looking to knock out Abdin? "I look to knock out every guy I face."
GRANT ON RING TALK
It looks like December 5, or 12, as to when Grant appears next on Ring Talk, the "insider's look into the world of boxing" hosted by yours truly.
THIS PAST WEEKEND THE QUESTS WERE...
World lightweight champ Shane Mosley, two time champ Kennedy McKinney, #1 IBF contender fernado Vargas, WBA welter king James Page, USSB TV Dish Diva Coleen Galloway, and Oddsmaker Herb Lambeck all made for three hours of great radio.
HOLY-LEWIS AT MSG MARCH 13,
Three of the principles putting together the Evander Holyfield-Lennox Lewis fight have confirmed to me that the fight is all the way DONE! Yeah, promoter's Don King and Dino Duva are still jousting about, but the hard work is over and TV KO Pay Per View will air the match from the Mecca of Boxing, New York's Madison Square Garden on March 13.
TOMORROW AT FIGHTERS.COM
An interview with Kennedy McKinney, as well as the Tuesday Trash column.
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