Tyson has July bout, training camp in works

Updated: May 8, 2004, 2:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Mike Tyson has registered as a sex offender here, a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office official said Saturday.

Tyson, who spent three years in prison on a rape conviction in Indiana, registered as a sex offender at the sheriff's office Friday morning, said spokesman Lt. J.J. Tuttle.

The former heavyweight champ, who has been living in north Phoenix, plans to open a training camp here Thursday at Central Boxing, an employee at the gym said.

Tyson (50-4, 44 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring against Kevin McBride (31-4-1, 26 KOs) on July 31. An official announcement is expected within the next two weeks.

The fight would be the first for Tyson since Feb. 22, 2003, when he knocked out Clifford Etienne in 49 seconds in Memphis, Tenn.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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