June 13, 2011 in Sports

Iron Mike, Sly feted

 

Mike Tyson broke down in tears and cut short his speech while Sylvester Stallone proclaimed “Yo, Adrian, I did it!” as the two stars from different fields were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., on Sunday. Mexican champ Julio Cesar Chavez, Russian-born junior welterweight Kostya Tszyu, Mexican trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain and referee Joe Cortez also were inducted. Tyson tried to honor the late trainer Cus D’Amato, who became his legal guardian after Tyson’s mother died and taught him the sweet science. But his eyes welled with tears and he apologized and walked away from the dais after only a moment or two.

– Associated Press

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