Tyson in line to challenge Lewis

Updated: November 20, 2001, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mike Tyson, in line to challenge WBC and IBF champion Lennox Lewis, will fight Ray Mercer on Jan. 19.

The 10-round pay-per-view match was announced by Showtime on Tuesday. The site is yet to be determined, but Madison Square Garden and Atlantic City, N.J., have been mentioned.

In his first fight in a year, Tyson knocked out Brian Nielsen on Oct. 13 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Mercer bangs hard and doesn't get knocked out," said Jay Larkin, who runs boxing ...

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