Tyson pays his fine

Mike Tyson has paid his £125,000 fine to the British Boxing Board of Control which was outstanding from his controversial fight with Lou Savarese in Glasgow in June. Tyson, who has also settled £1,000 costs, was fined for refusing to stop punching after the referee, John Coyle, stepped in to call off the bout after 38 seconds of the first round. Tyson faced the threat of having his licence to box in Britain revoked if he failed to pay up following the Board's disciplinary meeting in August.

Mike Tyson has paid his £125,000 fine to the British Boxing Board of Control which was outstanding from his controversial fight with Lou Savarese in Glasgow in June. Tyson, who has also settled £1,000 costs, was fined for refusing to stop punching after the referee, John Coyle, stepped in to call off the bout after 38 seconds of the first round. Tyson faced the threat of having his licence to box in Britain revoked if he failed to pay up following the Board's disciplinary meeting in August.

Tyson's payment theoretically means he is able to fight in Britain in the future, although the Board's general secretary, Simon Block, said yesterday that a return was "highly unlikely". Tyson would in any case have to make a request in person to be allowed to box again.

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