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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Elsewhere In Mentally Challenged Athlete News

Mike Tyson is holding a press conference in lovely and scenic Youngstown this afternoon to announce the launch of "Mike Tyson's World Tour". It'll be 12, 4-round exhibition matches in different locations around the globe and included on the fight card is Pittsburgh's own Paul Spadafora, fresh off his seven months in the clink for that "shooting his girlfriend" incident back in 2003.

It's not clear if Spadafora will be fighting Tyson or if he'll fight someone else on an undercard. In fact, it's not even clear that The Pittsburgh Kid will be there, despite the fact that Tyson's people have decided to include him on the schedule.

From ESPN:
(Spadafora promotor Mike) Acri said he wasn't sure if Spadafora, who hasn't fought since July 2004, could be ready in time. Acri said Spadafora has only sparred three times since being released from the halfway house.

I want to go on record as saying that I love this idea. As a matter of fact, forget the fight. Can we just put these two Mensa candidates into a house together for a month with John Rocker and the Indian from the Village People and see what happens? I think I smell a new show, VH1...

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