Sporting digest: Boxing

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Mike Tyson is facing a double assault charge from two Maryland men after he allegedly punched one in the face and kicked another in the groin following a traffic accident on Monday. The two charges of second- degree assault each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a fine of $2,500 (pounds 1,530). Tyson has denied the allegations.

Jake LaMotta's son, Joe, was among the victims of the Swissair plane crash off Nova Scotia on Wednesday night. It is the second tragedy to strike the former middleweight champion and subject of the film Raging Bull. His other son, Jake Jr, died of cancer earlier this year.