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Tyson Flooded With Offers

Mike Tyson’s promoter says the former heavyweight champion has been swamped with calls from around the world from fighters wanting to be his sparring partner.

Don King said more than 1,200 calls from boxers in 11 countries and the United States have been received in the last four days.

Tyson, who is in Orwell, Ohio, preparing for his first fight in more than four years, has disposed of eight of 12 sparring partners since opening training for his Aug. 19 bout against Peter McNeeley.