Lewis-Tyson title fight tentatively set for April
NEW YORK -- Mike Tyson called off his January fight against Ray Mercer so he can challenge heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in April.
"This is a business, and I'm sure Ray understands why I need to take Lennox out now," Tyson said in statement Friday. "Lennox made me an offer than I could not refuse, and it is time to give the people what they want."
Shelly Finkel, Tyson's adviser, said, "It was worthwhile to go directly to Lewis."
As the No. 1 contender, ...
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