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Newz Forum: BOXING: Tyson undergoes surgery

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posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 09:09 PM
Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson is to undergo knee surgery to repair the injury he suffered during his defeat to Danny Williams.

Tyson motioned to his knee during the opening round, before succumbing to a fourth round knockout from the Brixton-born fighter.

"I'm shocked Mike was able to box for three more rounds," said Richard Emerson, who diagnosed the injury.

Tyson's manager Shelley Finkel added: "It explains a lot."

Finkel added: "Once he lost the ability to pivot, turn, or move laterally, much less put pressure on his left leg, he lost the ability to throw any more meaningful right hands which had been so effective up to the point of the injury."

Emerson also confirmed that Tyson would have found movement difficult.

"Under normal circumstances the pain and locking that occurs with this injury would make it impossible for the athlete to continue," he said.

"He would have to be taken out of the game or the boxing match on a stretcher or with assistance."

Story from BBC SPORT:

Published: 2004/08/02 22:06:59 GMT


posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 10:18 PM
Don't know how easy it is to come back from surgery at his age...

posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 10:22 PM
He'll probably come back on PPV and use it as an excuse if he loses

posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 10:38 PM

His carreer is over. It would be stupid to step into the ring again after 2 consecutive losses. Bottom line was both fights he was KO'd, no excuse to blame it on the judges. Then again the money in boxing is there, which could motivate him to fight again.

Its llike hooking a carrot to a fishing rod. The carrot would then be placed in front of the donkey to keep it going. In this case the donkey being Tyson, and the carrot being money.

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