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Thursday, June 9, 2005
Tyson weighs in at 233; McBride at 271 news services

WASHINGTON -- Mike Tyson will be facing a big man when he meets Kevin McBride in a heavyweight fight Saturday night.

The 6-foot-5 McBride weighed in at 271 pounds Thursday to 233 for Tyson, making McBride the heaviest opponent Tyson has faced.

It was the heaviest McBride has weighed for a fight. He was 270 when he was knocked out by Davarryl Williamson in January 2002.

Tyson was the same weight he was last year when Danny Williams stopped him in the fourth round. Williams was Tyson's previous heaviest opponent, weighing in at 265. Tyson has won only one of three fights when weighing over 230 pounds.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.