Tyson wants to work in Ibragimov's corner

Updated: 01 June 2007 09:59 IST

Mike Tyson has applied to work the corner of heavyweight Sultan Ibragimov during his WBO title bout against Shannon Briggs.

Tyson wants to work in Ibragimov's corner
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New York:

Mike Tyson has applied to work the corner of heavyweight Sultan Ibragimov during his WBO title bout against Shannon Briggs on Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Tyson sent an incomplete application to the New Jersey Athletic Control Board - the government agency that governs boxing in the state - on Tuesday and will need to answer two more questions before he is considered for a license as a second in the undefeated Russian's corner.

The former heavyweight champion has been an unofficial adviser to Ibragimov in the past and attended Ibragimov's December 15, 2005 knockout of Lance Whitaker.

The application left blank which boxer Tyson was applying to assist, and whether Tyson knew of any medical conditions affecting the fighter.

Nicholas Lembo, counsel for the NJACB, said there was still time for Tyson to be considered for the license if he quickly refiles a complete application.

"We have not considered any action on it because it is incomplete," Lembo said on Wednesday. "It was simply returned for completion. Once it is submitted in complete form, there will be a consideration of the application for a license."

Tyson needs permission by a judge to travel outside Arizona and California while his drug charges are pending.

Topics : Boxing
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