AUSSIE PROMOTER MANIATIS MEETS MIKE TYSON
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Thu, 22 Nov 2012
Award-winning Australian promoter and frequent Manila visitor Peter Maniatis has met former world heavyweight champion “Iron Mike” Tyson at the Festival Hall in Melbourne during Tyson’s visit to Australia.
Maniatis told the Manila Standard that Tyson was “very friendly and generous with his time.”
Maniatis said he spoke to Tyson about his old trainers and his second fight with Evander Holyfield when he chewed off a portion of Holyfield’s ear.
Tyson claimed “he only bit Holyfield’s ear because Holyfield would not stop head-butting him during the fight.”
He also told Maniatis that one of his “best wins was the first round knockout of undefeated Michael Spinks in the late 80s.”
Tyson who is 46 told the well-known promoter he would "never fight again and is enjoying his life as a family man with his wife and kids.”
Tyson now spends his time working on tours telling stories of his life and being a family man .
Tyson said he was impressed with Australia and plans to make another visit in the future.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Johnriel Casimero, great world title winner|
By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 29 May 2016PACQUIAO NOT A SURE GOLD MEDALIST HAD HE DECIDE TO FIGHT IN RIO OLYMPICS
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 29 May 2016JONAS SULTAN RETAINS RP SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE WITH SMASHING 5TH ROUND KO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016NIETES IN SCINTILLATING PERFORMANCE, FORCES “RAYITO” GARCIA TO QUIT BEFORE THE 6TH ROUND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016LEAGUE OF FISTS: ABULIMITI CLINCHES WELTER FINALS SLOT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 29 May 2016ALBERT PAGARA TRAINS AT WILD CARD GYM
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 29 May 2016Former Senator Lorenzo Tañada Marks 24th Death Anniversary
By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 29 May 2016Sly Stallone -- I'd Pay to See Floyd vs. Conor ... Here's Why (VIDEO)
By , Sun, 29 May 2016NIETES DECKS RAYITO GARCIA TWICE EN ROUTE TO 6TH ROUND STOPPAGE IN A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE
By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016VILLANUEVA STOPS JIMENEZ IN A BIZARRE ENDING
By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016MELINDO WINS BY TECHNICAL DECISION OVER FLORES
By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016CATARAJA, SULTAN WIN ON PINOY PRIDE 36 UNDERCARD
By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs oust Raptors to reach NBA Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, Sat, 28 May 2016DELA TORRE WINS US DEBUT VIA MAJORITY DECISION
By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 28 May 2016'Hammer' Dela Torre wins via Majority Decision over Guillermo Sanchez in his US debut
By Rich Mazon , Sat, 28 May 2016CASIMERO CONFIDENT HE CAN DROP ‘CHOCOLATITO’ GONZALEZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 28 May 2016Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: De Vaca, Hernandez Crowned & Mosley Update
By Don Smith, Sat, 28 May 2016WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN SAYS PACQUIAO’S DECISION NOT TO FIGHT IN THE RIO OLYMPICS IS “A BREATH OF FRESH AIR”
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 28 May 2016SECOND SEASON OF THE LEAGUE OF FISTS HEATS UP
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 28 May 2016ONE CHAMPIONSHIP MAKES HISTORY IN BANGKOK WITH INAUGURAL EVENT ONE: KINGDOM OF CHAMPIONS
By , Sat, 28 May 2016ANTHONY OGOGO TO FACE CHRIS HERRMANN ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN GLASGOW LIVE ON SKY SPORTS
By , Sat, 28 May 2016PEOPLE'S PULSE PERSUADED PACQUIAO NOT TO FIGHT IN THE RIO OLYMPICS
By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 27 May 2016DELA TORRE, SANCHEZ MAKE WEIGHT
By Lito delos Reyes, Fri, 27 May 2016PACQUIAO’S DECISION NOT TO FIGHT IN THE RIO OLYMPICS BOXING COMPETITION WELCOMED ALL AROUND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 27 May 2016