Mike Tyson will make debut as promoter on ESPN’s ‘Friday Night Fights’

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has joined the promoter’s ranks and on Aug. 23 will make his debut when his Iron Mike Productions stages two title fights at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., according to ESPN.com. The fights will be televised on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.”

A story on ESPN.com said Tyson joined forces with Garry Jonas, whose company, Acquinity Sports, out of Florida had been around for two years and already had several fighters under contract. Acquinity Sports was re-named Iron Mike Productions.

The two title bouts will feature Argenis Mendez of Brooklyn defending his junior lightweight belt against Arash Usmanee of Canada, and Claudio Marrero of the Dominican Republic and Jesus Andres Cuellar of Argentina squaring off for a vacant interim featherweight belt.


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