Tyson vows to return `in 1998'
Friday 11 July 1997
But the British Boxing Board of Control believes that a year out of the sport would amount to little more than a slap on the wrist.
Simon Block, assistant general secretary of the BBBC, said: "The acid test will be at what stage the Nevada Commission feel able to grant Mike Tyson a licence and I believe that if it is in a year's time there will be a feeling of disappointment around the boxing world.
"This was a major incident in a world heavyweight championship contest and a year out for a professional boxer is not a long time."
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