Bill Cayton, the estranged manager of Mike Tyson, asked the New York State Athletic Commission to order promoter Don King to stop interfering with the heavyweight champion.

Cayton also asked the commission to fine King and Don King Productions. The manager requested that the promotional licenses of King and his company be reviewed "for conduct detrimental to boxing generally and to the public interest, as well as for violating and attempting to violate laws with respect to boxing in other jurisdictions."