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Showtime to Offer Tyson PPV Fight

6/29/2004 4:07 AM Eastern

Showtime Event Television will distribute a July 30 pay-per-view event from Louisville, Ky., featuring former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

The embattled Tyson, who hasn't fought since January 2003, will fight unknown Danny Williams, according to Showtime. The bout will retail at a suggested price of $44.95.

Despite his inactivity and out-of-the-ring troubles over the years, industry observers said Tyson still has PPV drawing power.

His fights represent seven of the top-10 most-lucrative PPV events of all time, including the June 2002 Tyson-Lennox Lewis matchup, which drew a record $103 million in PPV revenue.

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