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Mike Tyson Drug Revelations in New Book Prompt Legal Threat from Frank Warren

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http://ringnews24.com/images/pixel.gifMike Tyson faces possible legal action from former promoter Frank Warren after the boxer revealed he dodged drug tests.

The English boxing promoter has reacted to comments made in the former heavyweight champion's autobiography, which states he was under the influence of drugs during some major fights under Warren's promotion.

As reported by Rhiannon Williams and Gareth A. Davies of The Telegraph, Warren will explore his legal position following Tyson's revelations:

I haven't seen the book yet, but once I get a copy if it, our solicitors are looking at that, and other things in the book. We will wait and see, but it is obviously very concerning, and if it is the case we'll be putting that to our lawyers.

Tyson’s autobiography, which was published in the United States on Nov. 12, revealed the "Baddest Man on the Planet" was addicted to cocaine and marijuana during his career, although he used a fake penis and someone else’s urine to overcome drugs screenings.


The 47-year-old tested positive for marijuana before the fight with Andrew Golata in 2000, an occurrence which saw him receive a $200,000 fine, per The Telegraph's report. Tyson suggests this came as a result of him failing to acquire his "whizzer" from one of his associates, resulting in a test that couldn't be manipulated.

Warren promoted two of Tyson’s fights and could feasibly receive damages for an alleged breach of contract if the American fought while not totally clean.

The discrepancy comes from Tyson’s win over Lou Saverese in 2000. He admits to having indulged in the aforementioned drugs before the Glasgow battle which ended with a 38-second Round 1 TKO in Tyson’s favour.


Warren also took control of the controversial star’s promotion during his second-round TKO of Julius Francis in Manchester before the Saverese fight.

As reported by ESPN.co.uk, the duo have publically clashed over an $800,000 jewellery bill that was given to Tyson’s camp during his British appearances at the turn of the millennium.

Warren denies the cost was his and lawyers served Tyson with a writ accepting responsibility.

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