Mike Tyson's on-again, off-again title defense against Frank Bruno is apparently on again, at least for now.
Tyson's manager, Bill Cayton, confirmed on Thursday that final agreements are being drawn up for the fight to be held Feb. 25 at the Las Vegas Hilton. An announcement of the bout is expected sometime next week.The new fight date is the latest wrinkle in a bout that has been announced and postponed five times, while Tyson has done his battling outside the ring with his estranged wife, Robin Givens, and with his manager.
"There are agreements being prepared," Cayton said. "I think Mike wants the fight, I want the fight and the promoters want the fight. I believe the deal will be made."
Hilton executive John Giavenco confirmed the hotel was ready to stage the bout, and said he expects contracts to be signed this weekend.
The fight apparently will take place without promoter Don King, who has befriended Tyson and is trying to get the fighter signed to an exclusive promotional contract.