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  1. Mike Tyson returns to Showtime

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson had a long association with Showtime during the 1990s through the end of his boxing career. In fact, 16 of his final 18 bouts were on the network. Tyson is returning to Showtime, but now as a promoter as his Iro...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Tyson announces new fight series

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson's foray into promoting will take him and his company, Iron Mike Promotions, to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., where he has announced a new monthly boxing series -- "KO Kings of Tomorrow" -- to be held a...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. Argenis Mendez wins appeal, gets title back

    Dan Rafael

    Argenis Mendez is getting back his junior lightweight world title.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  4. Another trainer change for Price

    Dan Rafael

    In mid-October, highly regarded British heavyweight prospect David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist at super heavyweight, announced he had switched trainers, leaving longtime cornerman Franny Smith to work with Adam Booth, who has had success wi...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  5. Picking Mayweather-Alvarez

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Canelo Alvarez is the biggest fight of the year, but if you look at the picks compiled by Showtime, Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite to win Saturday night's pay-per-view headliner at the MGM Grand Garde...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  6. Chavez-Taylor I: All-action fight

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing world was still buzzing from Buster Douglas' massive upset of Mike Tyson to win the undisputed heavyweight championship a month earlier when it was rocked again, this time by one of the great fights of modern times -- the 1990 fight of the...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. ESPN's No. 6 superfight: Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield I

    Dan Rafael

    When Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield finally met in the ring, the build-up had been five years in the making. The fight itself somehow matched the hype, with Holyfield delivering the upset -- and ESPN's No. 6 superfight.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  8. FNF prelims to air on ESPN3

    Dan Rafael

    Getting to see bonus fights is always a good thing for boxing fans and that will be the case with this week's edition of "Friday Night Fights." While the first card promoted by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions will feature a pair of title bouts ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. John David Jackson joins Iron Mike

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior middleweight titleholder John David Jackson has been one of boxing's top trainers for several years. Now he will be working with a number of new fighters after being hired as a trainer for Iron Mike Productions, the company announced. ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  10. Iron Mike picks Mayweather

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, a regular at ringside for major fights, is looking forward -- like most boxing fans -- to the showdown between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez, who will meet to unify junior middleweig...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  11. Mike Tyson excited to enter promotional realm of boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Since former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson retired from boxing following a knockout loss to Kevin McBride in 2005, he had not been involved in boxing in any meaningful way.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  12. Can Freddie Roach help reclaim Miguel Cotto's career?

    Dan Rafael

    Trainer Freddie Roach has helped build champions and rebuild broken ones, which seems to make him the man for the job to breathe life into the career of Miguel Cotto.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  13. Mike Tyson strikes deal to promote Aug. 23 'Friday Night Fights' ...

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight champion and rookie actor Mike Tyson is coming to ESPN, but not as a fighter or performer. He is coming as a boxing promoter.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  14. Why I missed Tyson-Douglas

    Dan Rafael

    Maybe outside of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team's upset of Russia in Lake Placid, N.Y., I view Buster Douglas' 10th-round knockout of Mike Tyson to win the undisputed heavyweight championship as the biggest upset in sports history. That shocker...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  15. Dan Rafael's frequently asked chat questions, Part 2

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com's Dan Rafael addresses the questions asked of him most frequently in his weekly chats for posterity's sake.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  16. Again, Mike Tyson's world a stage

    Dan Rafael

    After captivating Sin City and Broadway, Mike Tyson is taking his sometimes-painfully personal one-man show national to aid at-risk kids and, perhaps, to help mend his own soul.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012