"Iron Mike" to undergo knee surgery

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Mike Tyson is scheduled to have surgery after tearing a ligament in his left knee during the first round of his upset knockout loss to Danny Williams on Friday night.

An MRI exam on Sunday displayed a complex tear of the lateral meniscus after Tyson wasn't even able to walk on the leg Saturday.

"Under normal circumstances the pain and locking that occurs with this injury would make it impossible for the athlete to continue and he would have to be taken out of the game or the boxing match on a stretcher or with assistance," said Dr. Richard Emerson, who will perform the surgery in Phoenix.

Tyson, who is trying is re-establish his fading legacy in the ring, was dominating the first round of the bout when late in the round he motioned towards his knee and grimaced.

Williams, a 9-1 underdog, ended up knocking Tyson out in the fourth round, leaving speculation among those in the boxing community that "Iron Mike" is shot as a fighter.

Tyson, 38, who is also basically fighting to get out of an estimated $38 million debt, earned around $8 million Friday night, but would keep only $2 million of that if a bankruptcy plan is approved to reorganize the former champ's debts.

Promoter Bob Arum, who planned to offer Tyson a mega four-fight deal worth around $100 million if the fighter looked good, stated the deal was now off the table.

By The Source
Aug 3, 2004
© Copyright 2004-2005 www.miamifootball365.com

Dolphins sign college free agents
Dolphins Finish Strong Selecting Kevin Vickerson
Dolphins Select Anthony Alabi OT
Dolphins Select Travis Daniels, CB from LSU
Dolphins Continue To Beef Up The Defense
Miami Dolphins Draft Schedule
Miami Dolphins Draft Matt Roth, DE From Iowa
Hurricanes name Kyle Wright their starting QB
Frank Gore Goes to the 49ers 65th overall
Roscoe Parrish Drafted By The Bills
Antrel Rolle is selected by the Arizona Cardinals
University of Miami Spring Game Results
Hurricanes wrap up next-to-last spring practice
Canes return for final week of spring practice
Former Miami(FL) WR Dies
Game 2
Patrick Surtain has been traded
Free agents
Should the Dolphins go after a left tackle?
The online ad attack
If you gamble online, what site do you use?
Only in Miami...
Boxing news and commentary
Has anyone been watching the World Series of ...
Home | Dolphins | Hurricanes | Fantasy Football | Fantasy: NFL | Fantasy: NCAA | Gambling | NFL | NCAA | Other Sports | General Interests | Forums
Dolphins Matchup | Dolphins Schedule | Hurricanes Matchup | Hurricanes Schedule | News Archive | RSS News Miami Football RSS News Feed

© Copyright 2003-2005 MiamiFootball365.com

MiamiFootball365.com is not affiliated with the Miami Dolphins or University of Miami Hurricanes
All rights reserved Miami Web Design by Redline / SEO Services by Redline. RealPoker365