Arrow-right Camera


Foreman Gives Challenge

Thu., April 13, 1995

George Foreman accused Mike Tyson of “hiding from a 46-year-old man” and issued a public challenge to the newly freed former heavyweight champion.

“The word now,” the IBF heavyweight champion said, “is come fight.”

Foreman, meeting with reporters to pronounce himself ready for an April 22 title defense against Axel Schulz of Germany, said he contacted Tyson in prison to set up a $100 million title fight.

But Tyson declined the offer, which would have resulted in a $50 million paycheck for each fighter, Foreman said.

Neither Tyson nor his representatives could immediately be reached for comment.

Undefeated Shane Mosley knocked out Raul Hernandez at the end of the second round of their scheduled 10-round bout in Los Angeles.

Moseley, ranked eighth in the lightweight division by the WBC, improved to 17-0 with 16 knockouts.

Hernandez fell to 17-22-2 with 11 knockouts.

Moseley floored Hernandez twice in the second round, first with a right hand and then with a left just before the bell. Hernandez tried to get up after the second knockdown, but the referee stopped the fight at the Woodland Hills Marriott.

Click here to comment on this story »