Boxing: Tyson reports filed late

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MIKE TYSON missed a deadline for submitting psychological reports to boxing authorities in Nevada yesterday upsetting at least one boxing commissioner and further harming his chances of regaining a licence.

Tyson's advisers said that tests at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston took too long and doctors were unable to get the reports together in time for the commission's 5 pm deadline on Monday.

Dr Ronald Schouten, head of the team that examined Tyson, sent a letter to the commission's chairman, Dr Elias Ghanem, saying the reports would be completed today. "Unfortunately, due to the length of the evaluation process, the scoring on the psychological and neuropsychological testing have not been completed," Schouten wrote.

The Nevada Athletic Commission meets on Saturday to determine whether Tyson will be able to get back the boxing licence stripped from him for biting Evander Holyfield's ear. "I don't know what is going on, but it is very disappointing," Ghanem said.

The testing had appeared to be the only obstacle but commissioner James Nave now says he wants to hear about Tyson's alleged altercation with two men following a traffic accident in Washington DC before a decision is made.