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Tyson’s Olympic Failure Was “A Blessing”

On this day August 6, 1984, Mike Tyson lost in the heavyweight division of the Olympic Trials to Henry Tillman at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The decision was controversial and some say it was retribution by USA Boxing against Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato, who was infamous for his outspoken ...

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Biofile: Mark Breland Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former Welterweight champion. Retired in 1997 with a record of 35-3-1, 25 KOs. DOB: May 11, 1963 In: Brooklyn, NY Childhood Hero: “Sugar Ray Robinson.” Nicknames: “Little Hitman. Neck Piece – when I was playin’ basketball, ’cause I had a long neck.” Childhood Dream: “I didn’t ...

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