Tyson on comeback road on SuperSport
By a correspondent
MIKE Tyson's fight against Danny Williams will be televised live in most
countries in Africa early on Saturday morning.
SuperSport has announced that it has obtained the rights to broadcast the
boxing from Louisville, where Leila Ali takes on against Monica Nunez in a
women's title fight on the undercard.
This means boxing fans can see Tyson take another step on the comeback
road and on the same evening watch live coverage of the South African
junior lightweight bout between Ali Funeka and Elvis Makamba in East
And a few hours later, early Sunday morning, they can watch Eric Morales
and Carlos Hernandes fight in Las Vegas to unify the WBC and IBF junior
Coverage of the Louisville tournament starts on SuperSport 3 at 03:00 CAT
on Saturday. Highlights will be shown on the same channel at 11:00.
The East London tournament will be live on SuperSport 5 from 20:00 CAT and
the Las Vegas action from 03:30 CAT on Sunday on CSN and SS 3.
Tyson has signed a seven-fight deal to pay off his debts of close to $40
million. He has earned an estimated $300 million in prize money alone, but
said recently: "For two years I have been a bum, truly a bum in the
streets. I've got nowhere to live. I've been crashing with friends,
literally sleeping in shelters."
He has fought only eight times since losing a re-match with Evander
Holyfield in 1997. In June 2002 he suffered a beating at the hands of
Lennox Lewis, who knocked him out in the eighth round in a fight also
shown live on SuperSport.
Tyson, now 38, has a record of 50 wins (44 knockouts) and four defeats.
Williams stands at 31-3; 26 KOs.
Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali's daughter Leila has been hailed
as the best - and most attractive - female boxer in the world. She defends
her super middleweight world title against Nunez.