Grading Mike Tyson's Debut as a Boxing Promoter on Friday Night Fights

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Grading Mike Tyson's Debut as a Boxing Promoter on Friday Night Fights
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History was made at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., on Friday, August 23, when former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson made a triumphant return to the sport of boxing in his new role of promoter. The Iron Mike Productions debut card made ESPN2's Friday Night Fights finale one of the best shows it has broadcast this season.

The non-televised portion of the card was packed with talented prospects, and the live broadcast featured two world title fights that were both all-action wars. 

The upstate New York crowd was on its feet all night. And throughout the evening, Tyson seemed to do his best to shake hands and take pictures with as many people as he could.  

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