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Mike Tyson's beef with Don King is alive and well: boxer tosses water on former promoter

During the Boxing Hall of Fame induction over the weekend in Canastota, New York, King approached Tyson, thinking things have settled down. He thought wrong.


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Yep, Mike Tyson and Don King are still beefing.

 

Former world heavyweight champion and the controversial promoter were once tight, be Tyson got suspicious of his finances and sued King for $100 million, claiming that King was robbing him. 

 

Tyson hasn't forgotten or forgiven King.

 

During the Boxing Hall of Fame induction over the weekend in Canastota, New York, King approached Tyson, thinking things have settled down. He thought wrong, as the Brooklyn native tossed water on him.

That was me being immature, I shouldn't have done that. But, you know, he touched me, he tapped me on my shoulder ... it's just, I don't know.

Per CBS Sports, some believed it wasn't a serious incident, but Tyson says, in fact, it was. Following the event, Tyson explained that the water toss was done out of legitimate animosity.

 

"He talked in there like he was my friend and that was just bullcrap," said Tyson to Fighthype.com.

 

While not the right action for the occasion, it's not hard to understand the champ's point of view.

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