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TYSON WILL MEET THE MEDIA THURSDAY TO DISCUSS FUTURE
Published March 28, 1995
MIKE TYSON will hold a news conference on Thursday in Cleveland to announce that he has signed multi-million dollar deals with Viacom and a "major" Las-Vegas hotel-casino -- possibly MGM Grand. DON KING is also expected to stay on as Tyson's promoter, despite reports on Monday by the N.Y. POST that he was out and the fact that Tyson had King leave his mansion yesterday. JAY LARKIN, Showtime VP of Special Events, said the Viacom-owned cable channel has been "negotiating for months on a deal" with King (Jon Saraceno, USA TODAY, 3/28). Despite reports that King was let go by Tyson, the promoter "could still be a factor in the fighter's future." Tyson's "dismissal ... may reflect a short-term annoyance with the commotion rather than a break with the promoter" (Gerald Eskenazi, N.Y. TIMES, 3/28).