After announcing its postponement earlier in the day, Showtime is going ahead
with plans to air a Feb. 22 Mike Tyson-Clifford Etienne fight, sources close to
the situation said.
The fight was initially postponed when Tyson developed flu-like symptoms, but
Tyson apparently told Showtime several hours ago that he was ready to go ahead
with the bout, sources said.
The Tyson fight is the main piece of a multievent subscription/pay-per-view
show that also features hip-hop star Jay-Z.
The event will also mark Tyson's first public appearance with a new tattoo on