Tyson-Etienne fight might be off

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Former Australian triple world boxing champion Jeff Fenech has quit as assistant trainer for Mike Tyson's comeback fight and says he doubts next Saturday's bout

Sydney:

Former Australian triple world boxing champion Jeff Fenech has quit as assistant trainer for Mike Tyson's comeback fight and says he doubts next Saturday's bout against Clifford Etienne will go ahead. "I don't believe that he'll fight on the 22nd. I think we'll hear in the next couple of days that the fight won't go ahead,'' Fenech said, a day after returning from the United States. Fenech said he believed he was being undermined by others in Tyson's camp and that the former champion had trained only twice in the last six or seven days in preparation for the Memphis fight. "It drove me mad and I feel really sorry for the guy," said Fenech. "He gets calls from someone who needs him to do something. They are people who are supposed to be looking after his affairs away from boxing, but as far as I'm concerned, when you're in the last two weeks of your preparation you should be thinking of nothing but your fight.'' Fenech told the Sunday Telegraph in Sydney that he had to tell an emotional Tyson he would not change his decision. "He was pretty upset when I left and I was pretty upset myself," he said. (AP)

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