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Time-bomb Tyson sabotaged own fight

Mike Tyson wants anything but to meet Lennox Lewis in the ring, so he should just do something else.

Updated: January 24, 2002, 3:04 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

This was painfully predictable.

Brian Kenny and I were at the Millennium Hotel in New York City on Tuesday morning to cover the Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson press conference for SportsCenter and ESPN News. Boxing has been buzzing for months about Lewis-Tyson, and whether it will ever actually come off. Brian and I knew that the fight might be made, that both heavyweights might sign the contract, that a date might be set and a promotion begun.

But we also knew that Lewis and Tyson actually ...

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