Klores drops Iron Mike amidst hype

NEW YORK: After a week of speculation, Dan Klores confirmed that he has dropped troubled boxer Mike Tyson as a client.

NEW YORK: After a week of speculation, Dan Klores confirmed that he has dropped troubled boxer Mike Tyson as a client.

"I still represent Showtime (which broadcasts Tyson's fights),

Klores told PRWeek. "I've made my decision (on Tyson), and I don't want to say any more about it."

Klores' admission comes after an AP story reported that Klores' name no longer appeared on Tyson's media releases. The decision by Klores followed several profanity-laced appearances by the controversial boxer in Hawaii that were reportedly arranged by Klores, including the most recent one, at which he verbally attacked interviewers.

Earlier this year, Tyson physically attacked Lennox Lewis at a press gathering, leading to a circus-like melee involving security personnel from both boxers' camps. After the boxers were separated, Tyson directed a profane tirade at the media.

See Paul Holmes, p.9.

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