Mike Tyson tells his tales of redemption in Hong Kong

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sports his trademark warrior tattoo at the CLSA Investor Forum yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson didn't appear too fierce as he stood at the champagne bar of the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 2:13pm

Ex-boxer Mike Tyson on way to HK

Mike Tyson

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will make his first appearance in Hong Kong next month to talk about his legendary life.

The 46-year-old American has been invited by a brokerage and investment company to discuss his life before, during and after boxing.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:24am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Electoral officials draw lots for Legco ballot

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Who said it?

He is a surveyor himself, and it is unlikely he did not know the structure was illegal

Lawmaker Lee Wing-tat, referring to chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's home

Safeguarding the integrity of the legislature means safeguarding our rule of law

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

First among Sequals

For most travellers to the region, Sequals sits somewhere between the outer limits of one destination and those of another, the tiny town's mixture of modern and ancient architecture a common enough sight after three or so hours on the road out of Venice, across the rolling fields of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

At home in the ring

Rex Tso Sing-yu may not look like the image of a muscle-bound boxer, but he's certainly one great fighter. The 24-year-old launched his professional career last September and has since won all seven of his professional bouts. Last month, he captured his first professional title.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Hitman' Hatton back on his feet

Eighteen months after appearing to have hit the self-destruct button, Ricky Hatton has his life back in order, defying critics who said he was out for the count.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tso delivers title-winning KO in under two minutes

Unbeaten Hong Kong fighter Rex Tso Sing-yu lifted the vacant Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) Asia Pacific super-flyweight title with a superb first-round victory that left even former world champion Ricky Hatton impressed.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Punch to beat the paunch

With a thunderous, flashing left hook, the opponent is floored and so dead to the world that the referee doesn't even need to count. Chalothorn Vashirakovit raises his hands in victory, celebrating one of his most stunning knockouts yet.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Macau's chance to knock out Vegas

The fishing village is all grown up now. Last year, gambling revenue in Macau topped US$33.48 billion, over five times more than Las Vegas. Five times! That's insane. Revenue in Macau was up a staggering 42 per cent last year. So how do you possibly top that in 2012? How about bringing in the most lucrative fight in the history of boxing.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

There is a need for extra information to sort out details of the [price] rises as the two operators ... affect the public interest

Lawmaker Miriam Lau Kin-yee on the need to invoke special powers against the city's two power utilities

I'd say third place is a ticket to ride

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The uncaptioned photograph published on C8, the Joe Frazier obituary page, in yesterday's Sports section was of George Foreman. We regret the error.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Best friends out of the ring, brutal opponents once the bell rings

Rachel Jacqueline and Tricia Yap were best friends when they entered the ring for their bout at last night's Hedge Fund Fight Nite - just how strained the relationship might be after three brutal rounds was made clear just minutes after the bell.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

HKU panel meets on security controversy

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

We've been seeing the softer side of Mike Tyson lately. After a memorable cameo in 2009's The Hangover (in which we were treated to a tone-deaf rendition of Phil Collins' In the Air of the Night) brought him back into the public eye, the former boxing champion has been lobbying hard for a second chance at popularity.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am