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    Mike Tyson given ‘cease and desist order’ by ex-wife Robin Givens over new biopic movie starring Jamie Foxx

    MIKE TYSON’S ex-wife Robin Givens has appointed lawyers and claims she is being defamed ahead of the release of a biopic about the Baddest Man on the Planet.
    Actor Jamie Foxx is set to play the controversial boxer in the film about his life.

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    The couple were married in 1988 but their relationship disintegrated amid claims that he beat herCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    But lawyers for Ms Givens have demanded Tyson “cease and desist” from contacting her.

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    Robin Givens and Tyson in happier times during their rocky marriageCredit: AP:Associated Press

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    Tyson and Robin Givens during their marriageCredit: AFP
    The American actress also claims Iron Mike, 54, is defaming her in his podcasts.
    Letters from her legal team “demand that Mr Tyson cease and desist from further defaming Ms. Givens, and to put those producing, writing and/or directing the proposed Tyson biopic, and those producing Mr Tyson’s podcast, on notice that they are to refrain from portraying Ms Givens in a false, negative and defamatory light.”
    The letter further states: “While [she] has attempted to move on, she still finds herself fighting the abusive, demeaning and false accounts of their relationship by Mr Tyson nearly 35 years later.

    “It is time for Mr Tyson to let this marriage be the relic of the past that it is.”
    And she has already won a technical KO after producers revealed they would NOT be detailing Tyson’s messy marriage and subsequent divorce in the film.
    Ms Givens was Tyson’s first wife.

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    Jamie Foxx (left) will play Mike Tyson in the forthcoming biopic of the boxer’s controversial lifeCredit: Instagram
    They were married at the height of his fame in 1988 after he became the youngest ever undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

    But it was allegedly a violent marriage which ended in divorce in 1989.
    Ms Givens, 55, said to have previously dated Hollywood star Eddie Murphy and basketball legend Michael Jordan, started dating Tyson in 1987.
    It was claimed that after her miscarriage in 1988 their marriage fell apart.
    Tyson has previously claimed that he caught her in bed with Hollywood icon Brad Pitt as their divorce was still being finalised.
    Ms Givens was awarded a $10million divorce settlement but claims she did not receive anything.
    She filed a $125m claim for defamation against him before their divorce on Valentine’s Day in 1989.
    Ms Givens has previously admitted to being “disturbed” by Tyson’s book detailing their tempestuous marriage.
    She was left distressed after reading her ex-partner’s biography “Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson” released the same year they split.

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    Tyson, who it was revealed this week had to be taught to throw a movie punch for his role in The Hangover Part II, is returning to the ring in November.

    His career reached its nadir in 2005 amid depression and cocaine and alcohol binges.
    But he has lost SIX STONE and looks in stunning shape ahead of his ring return against Roy Jones Jr on November 28.

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    Johnny Nelson predicts outcome of Anthony Joshua clash with Tyson Fury as he reveals ‘both boxers want this fight’

    JOHNNY NELSON has backed Anthony Joshua to beat Tyson Fury when the pair face each other next year.
    The duo – who hold all four heavyweight world title belts between then – have agreed terms on a two-fight deal for 2021.

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    Anthony Joshua has been backed by Johnny Nelson to beat Tyson FuryCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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    Tyson Fury must get past Deontay Wilder before facing AJ in 2021Credit: Rex Features

    And AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed he is ready to send out a formal contract for the undisputed domestic dust-up.
    But both men must first win in their next outing, with Joshua, 30, to face his IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev, while Fury, 32, pits his wits against Deontay Wilder for a third time.
    Despite many believing that Fury is the No1 heavyweight on the planet, former WBO cruiserweight champion Nelson believes Joshua is the better all-round fighter.
    Speaking to talkSPORT, the Sky Sports pundit said: “Fury might say that AJ is scared and running, but both fighters want this fight.

    “Both fighters are fighting men and confident of getting the win – so let’s never get that confused.
    “This is something they want. Once they get their commitments out of the way there’ll be no more excuses.”
    Pressed on who wins, he added: “That’s the tricky one. I’ve gone public in saying I think Anthony Joshua is the all-round better fighter.
    “I think Tyson Fury is better tactically and the more technically equipped, but AJ is the all-rounder.

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    Johhny Nelson believes Joshua has more in his arsenal than FuryCredit: Rex Features

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    “He can fight, he can box, he’s an athlete. Tyson Fury is a boxer.
    “I think both men are now at a stage where they’ve done so much and learned so much in their careers that they’re so neck and neck.
    “But, I’d go with Anthony Joshua because he’s shown me a lot more variety in his arsenal.”

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    Whyte’s shock Povetkin KO defeat is a ‘godsend’ as Joshua and Fury could be more encouraged to fight him, says Nelson

    DILLIAN WHYTE’S shock knockout defeat against Alexander Povetkin could prove to be “a godsend”, Johnny Nelson has predicted.
    Whyte, 32, had spent more than 1,000 days as the WBC’s No1 challenger before his mandatory status went up in smoke following his upset loss.

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    Dillian Whyte was knocked out by Alexander Povetkin – but it could be a godsend, says Johnny Nelson

    But his past frustrations having been unable to fight heavyweight rulers Tyson Fury, 32, and Anthony Joshua, 30, could now be over.
    Former cruiserweight world champ Nelson believes the top heavyweights may now be more encouraged to fight Whyte.
    He told talkSPORT: “I actually think it might be a good thing.
    “Now, after being knocked out, other fighters will think that’s twice now at this level.

    “That’s the same shot that he’s been knocked out with – I’ll have some of that.

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    “So that vulnerability makes him more enticing. The same thing with Anthony Joshua after Andy Ruiz made him look more enticing.
    “If and when Tyson Fury loses, once you see the blueprint to beating somebody, then it’s like ‘ahhh, there you go!’
    “There’s no blueprint for Fury right now, but when somebody finds it, things will get interesting.

    “But I think for Dillian Whyte, him losing might actually be a godsend because when he was winning and winning and winning, people thought ‘nah, I don’t want any of that.’”

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    Johnny Nelson believes heavyweights may be more encouraged to fight Whyte now

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    Whyte will get his crack at redemption on November 21 after exercising his rematch clause.
    A win for the heavyweight contender again lines him up with the chance to fight unbeaten Fury.
    But the Gypsy King has already verbally agreed a two-fight deal with WBA, IBF and WBO king Joshua for 2021.

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    Watch Tyson Fury show off slick skills as he reveals combination he plans to KO Deontay Wilder with in trilogy fight

    TYSON FURY showed Deontay Wilder what he has in store for their heavyweight title trilogy fight.
    The pair are set to duel for a third time in December, with the bout reportedly heading to Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.

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    Tyson Fury hammers the bag in the latest clips of his training drillsCredit: Instagram @gypsyking101

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    The Gypsy King stops at one point to take advice from trainer SugarHill StewardCredit: Instagram @gypsyking101

    In training for the fight, Fury revealed to fans that he is hard at work on “the slip”.
    The combination featured in an Instagram clip posted by the Gypsy King, 32.
    He captioned the video: “The slip, practice make perfect. We only humans.”
    SugarHill Steward can be heard instructing Fury in the background after arriving in the UK earlier this month.

    A former Detroit police officer, Steward was drafted in to help the heavyweight’s punching technique just two months before his dramatic rematch victory over Wilder.
    Another clip of Fury hammering the bag with punches tagged the trainer, and was captioned: “We are working hard.”

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    In the backdrop of the videos was Fury’s new mural of his February triumph over Wilder, installed earlier this month.

    It was completed by Liverpool-based artist John Culshaw, with Fury thrilled with the result and sharing a short video on his Instagram story.
    Fury commentated the clip, proudly boasting: “So I’ve got my mural done, in my gym, the Tyson Fury Foundation.
    “Boom! Have that Wilder! Haha.”
    But the Brit has been warned to expect a seriously improved Wilder when they meet again.
    Nigerian heavyweight Raphael Akpejiori, who is being mentored by the Bronze Bomber, told Sky Sports: “Based on what I know, the only person that can beat Deontay right now, is Deontay.

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    Deontay Wilder is out for revenge after a seventh-round stoppage in their Las Vegas rematchCredit: AFP – Getty

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    “He will beat Fury if he sticks to the game plan from his coaching staff, and I know that he has all the physical tools.
    “Right now he is in amazing physical shape, that I can tell you for sure.
    “You will see a completely different Deontay, mentally and physically in the ring, when that bell rings again for that third fight. That I can tell you.”

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    Roy Jones Jr admits ‘I made a mistake’ taking Mike Tyson fight aged 51 with boxing legend fearful of ‘explosive’ power

    ROY JONES JR says he made a mistake agreeing to fight Mike Tyson.
    The two heavyweight icons meet in a hotly anticipated bout on November 28 and Jones admitted he fears Tyson’s “explosive power”.

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    Roy Jones Jr says he made a mistake taking the Mike Tyson fightCredit: Instagram

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    Jones expects first round fireworks from the explosive TysonCredit: Refer to Caption

    With a combined age of 105, many have criticised the exhibition contest.
    And even Jones, 51, is having second thoughts.
    He told Sky Sports: “He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring.
    “If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy.

    “When it comes time to fight, we’re going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite.
    “Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that’s just what it is.”
    Officially speaking, California State Commission rules state that both fighters will not look for the knockout in November, instead “exhibiting” their skills.
    But there are fears the comeback fight could become a more feisty affair.

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    Jones added: “He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me.
    “I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman.
    “With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40 to 50 pounds smaller than him.”
    Danny Williams, who conquered an out-of-sorts Tyson, 54, back in 2004, fears the Brooklyn-born brawler will be keen to get physical and is worried about Jones.

    He said: “I think Roy is going to get seriously hurt. He is a natural middleweight.”
    Jones has showed he still has the skills required to succeed with his blistering pace on the pads in a video he posted to Instagram.
    Working with coach Tom Yankello, Jones Jr was put through his paces at the World Class Boxing Gym in Pittsburgh.
    Former world heavyweight champ Tyson has a natural size advantage over Jones – who traditionally competed in lower divisions.

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    How Mike Tyson thinks he would far again today’s heavyweight stars Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

    WITH 44 KOs across 50 wins in his career, it’s fair to say Mike Tyson will forever be known as one of boxing’s greatest heavyweights ever.
    Fans forever argue as to who would win in their prime: Iron Mike or Muhammad Ali.

    Mike Tyson has revealed how he thinks he would fare against AJ, Wilder and Fury

    But Tyson, 54 – who is making a comeback to face Roy Jones Jr in an exhibtion bout – has also had his say on how he’d fare against some of the current best in the heavyweight division.
    From British stars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, to the Bronze Bomber, Deontay Wilder, “The Baddest Man on the Planet” has revealed how each fight would go.
    Check out what he makes of the hypothetical super-fights…
    MIKE TYSON vs TYSON FURY

    Tyson reckons he’d have Fury’s number in the ring in his prime
    BACK to his dangerous best, 6ft 9in Fury most recently beat Wilder in Las Vegas to clinch the WBC and The Ring magazine belts.

    But Tyson has been a fan of Fury’s since before his win – having watched the controversial draw in his first fight with Wilder.
    Tyson claimed: “In the first fight I was hoping for Tyson Fury, I always pulled for him because he was named after me, that is the natural thing to do, right?
    “He amazed a lot of people by getting up. He showed he is tough, he got up and won the final round.
    “I thought it was over, then he got up and it was like Rocky, he then fought back.

    “It was amazing, it made me a fan. It takes great fortitude and belief.”
    But, as with AJ, Tyson revealed he’d beat his namesake if he was in his prime – while admitting it would have been tough.
    The American said: “Listen, if you’re asking me if I was 20 years old, then yes, there’s no doubt.
    “They’re really good fighters and I respect all these skills. It would have been very tough fighting them.”

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    MIKE TYSON vs ANTHONY JOSHUA

    Mike Tyson reckons he’d beat Joshua in his prime, but admitted he’s a ‘beautiful’ boxer
    THE current WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion, AJ bounced back from his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr last summer to regain his belts in December.
    Joshua is a fighter with many strengths and very few weaknesses – and Iron Mike knows it.
    Earlier this year, Tyson revealed: “Hey, I really like him. You know what he is? He’s really a breath of fresh air.
    “He’s really clean, he really looks clean, he’s a clean guy, he’s a clean fighter, he’s a good puncher.
    “You just wish the best for him.
    “I don’t know. My ego says, ‘nobody would beat you’ – but you look at him and… he just looks beautiful.
    “He just looks like a fighter, you know? He looks like he was born to do what he has to do. He needs more experience of course, but that will come in life.”
    Despite remaining fairly tight-lipped on that occasion – while speaking on his Hotboxin’ podcast – Tyson had previously claimed he would easily beat Joshua.
    When asked if he’d beat AJ or Fury, Tyson replied: “Yes. Listen, if you’re asking me if I was 20 years old, then yes, there’s no doubt.
    “They’re really good fighters and I respect all these skills. It would have been very tough fighting them.”

    MIKE TYSON vs DEONTAY WILDER

    Tyson has no doubts in his mind he’d beat Wilder in his prime
    WILDER slumped to a seventh-round defeat in his last fight – at the hands of Fury – to lose his WBC and The Ring magazine belts.
    But despite that, the Bronze Bomber recently claimed his hard-hitting style would see him beat Tyson.
    Wilder claimed: “Me vs. Tyson in ’86, I’d kick the hell outta that guy.
    “Listen, I’ve got to keep it real. I know people always go back to the old school or look at the new school and there’s no school where I’m not No1 on earth.”
    Replying to those comments before his recent defeat by Fury, Tyson was typically diplomatic, saying: “I don’t know [whether I’d beat him].
    “I love the fact that he thinks that, because that’s the way I would think as well.
    “He’s supposed to think that way, he is the heavyweight champion of the world and that’s something very special.”

    But Tyson’s former trainer, Jeff Fenech, was in no doubt as to who would win…
    Fenech said: “Boxing’s not the same now. I’d guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he’d knock Wilder out in a minute.
    “He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury – who’s a great fighter, but not a huge puncher – Tyson would kill these guys.
    “They’re not on the same level today. Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys.
    “Fury’s got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder’s got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it’s over.
    “And Mike don’t miss.”

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    Roy Jones Jr looking sharp on pads aged 51 as boxing legend prepares for Mike Tyson showdown fight

    ROY JONES JR looked sharp on the pads as the 51-year-old prepared to face Mike Tyson.
    The veteran pair are set to do battle in the ring on November 28 in an exhibition bout.

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    Roy Jones Jr had a workout on the padsCredit: https://www.instagram.com/royjonesjrofficial/

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    The American fighter looked sharp ahead of his fight with Mike TysonCredit: https://www.instagram.com/royjonesjrofficial/

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    Jones Jr trained with coach Tom Yankello holding the padsCredit: https://www.instagram.com/royjonesjrofficial/

    And Jones Jr, 51, showed he still has the skills required to succeed with his blistering pace on the pads in a video he posted to Instagram.
    Working with coach Tom Yankello, Jones Jr was put through his paces at the World Class Boxing Gym in Pittsburgh.
    Not everyone is favour of the clash between the two boxing legends with a combined age of 105.
    Former world heavyweight champ Tyson, 54, has a natural size advantage over Jones – who traditionally competed in lower divisions.

    And Tyson’s former conqueror Danny Williams warned about the consequences of a potential mismatch.
    He told rt.com: “I think Roy is going to get seriously hurt. He is a natural middleweight.”
    Jones recently opened up on the struggles he has had to overcome in his life.
    He revealed he battled suicidal thoughts in his younger years but is now “a killer”.

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    Iron Mike has also been working ferociously hard and footage showed him almost KOing his own trainer.
    Tyson nearly took Rafael Cordeiro’s head off as he smashed him with brutal punches.
    Jones Jr may avoid similar treatment given the nature of the fight – the California State Commission rules state both will not look for the knockout, instead ‘exhibiting’ their skills.

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    Mike Tyson almost took his trainer’s head off

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    Tyson showed off his ferocious power in the ring
    Fans reacted positively to Jones Jr’s workout clip.
    One said: “Tyson in trouble!!!!”
    Another added: “God yessss.”
    And a third urged: “Make them remember Roy!! #superman.”

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    Deontay Wilder in ‘amazing physical shape’ ahead of Tyson Fury trilogy fight, says his protege Raphael Akpejiori

    DEONTAY WILDER is in ‘amazing physical shape’ ahead of a third fight with Tyson Fury, according to his protege Raphael Akpejiori.
    The Bronze Bomber was beaten up by Fury, 32, in their second fight in February but is blitzing himself in the gym ahead of the scheduled trilogy clash in December.

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    Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in the pair’s February rematchCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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    Nigerian Raphael Akpejiori has been guided by Deontay Wilder

    Wilder, 34, has been mentoring Nigerian heavyweight prospect Akpejiori and he could spar the 29-year-old in preparation for The Gypsy King.
    The former WBC champ has upped his training regime in Miami.
    He is being looked after by the same coach who drills former University of Miami basketball and American football star Akpejiori.
    Akpejiori told Sky Sports: “Based on what I know, the only person that can beat Deontay right now, is Deontay.

    “He will beat Fury if he sticks to the game plan from his coaching staff, and I know that he has all the physical tools.
    “Right now he is in amazing physical shape, that I can tell you for sure.
    “You will see a completely different Deontay, mentally and physically in the ring, when that bell rings again for that third fight. That I can tell you.
    Wilder surrendered his WBC crown after suffering a seventh-round stoppage against Fury in Las Vegas.

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    Deontay Wilder is known for his impressive physiqueCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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    Wilder is no stranger to putting in the hard yards in trainingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    His corner controversially threw in the towel after Wilder was dropped twice by the man from Morecambe.
    Many thought Fury had done enough to win the first fight in December 2018 on points but the judges ruled it a draw after The Gypsy King miraculously got off the canvas in the 12th round.
    He made sure it didn’t go the distance second time round but Wilder’s sparring parter has since claimed The Bronze Bomber carried a bicep injury into the fight.
    But Akpejiori denied he is struggling with his physical condition and added: “You’re going to have to wait for Deontay to break it down and address those rumours.
    “Listen, I can tell you from my conversations with Deontay that he was ready to fight Tyson Fury in July.
    “The only reason why he didn’t fight Tyson Fury in July, was because the fight was moved due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown that came after that.
    “He does the same workouts that we’ve been doing. I don’t know how somebody can be injured and do all that. It’s really hard stuff, I can tell you that for sure.”

    The Alabama fighter immediately opted to take up his rematch clause against Fury but Covid-19 put pay to chances of getting a fight on this summer.
    Yet promoter Bob Arum is ‘optimistic’ the two will fight on December 19 in front of 10,000-15,000 fans in the 65,000 capacity new Raiders Stadium in the US.
    Akpejiori made it clear Wilder – who has advised him since 2017 – is still ‘very hungry’ to reclaim his belts from Englishman Fury.
    He said: “Oh yeah, he definitely is. You can really tell that’s all he’s thinking about, from just talking.
    “We talk about a whole lot of other things, personal stuff, boxing promotional stuff.
    “But concerning fighting Tyson Fury, he’s extremely confident. He’s very excited about that third fight.
    “I can tell you for sure that he’s very hungry, and he’s trying to get back into the ring as soon as possible.
    “He’s in great spirits, excited to get back to fight Tyson Fury.”

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