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Washington, D.C. Grants Tyson Boxing License

Aired February 19, 2002 - 11:48   ET

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LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: Well, this fight proposed between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson may be moving from theory to fact here fairly soon. We are getting word now that there is a late report here on the wires that Washington, D.C. has issued Mike Tyson a boxing license.

Now, as you may know, if you have been following the story, Lennox Lewis has saying he would not fight Mike Tyson if he was not granted a license, and in fairly short order because they want to have this fight by June 8 so as not to compete with the World Cup that is coming up a couple weeks after that. Well, now the word is that the Washington, D.C. area is going to issue Mike Tyson -- or has issued him a boxing license, and now we have to wait and see if Lennox Lewis has agreed now to setting a fight date.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: Not just a license. Remember, he got it here in Georgia, too, and then the governor came out and said, not in my state.

HARRIS: Exactly.

KAGAN: Apparently the mayor of Washington, D.C. is saying, bring it on.

HARRIS: And why?

KAGAN: Money.

HARRIS: Because of the money it is going to generate in the economy in Washington, D.C. So, there you go. Money talks.

KAGAN: Money, Money.

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