Tyson to Fight in Feb. on Showtime

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, dormant since getting knocked
out by Lennox Lewis in June, will fight title contender Clifford Etienne on
premium service Showtime in February.

Tyson is attempting to get back into contention for a potentially lucrative
pay-per-view rematch with current World Boxing Council champion Lewis, according
to sources.

Their first fight, co-promoted by Showtime Event Television and Home Box
Office, set a PPV-revenue record, generating around $103 million. The
Lewis-Tyson contract has provisions in it for a rematch, but Tyson would have to
prove that he's a formidable opponent for Lewis to make a rematch

Lewis has not fought since June, and he has not made his future boxing plans

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