Open To Public: Mike Tyson Will Be House To Promote His Fight Night

Mike Tyson to Attend Public Pre-Fight News Conference at Turning Stone, Wednesday, August 21

Former World Heavyweight Champion Set to Make His Debut as Boxing Promoter at Turning Stone Resort Casino This Friday, August 23

ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS (August 19, 2013) — Mike Tyson, former world heavyweight champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, will attend the pre-fight news conference for the “Tyson Is Back!” boxing event at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Turning Stone Showroom, and is open to the public.

Tyson is set to make his world debut as a professional promoter when the newly formed Iron Mike Productions, in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, presents “Tyson Is Back!” at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center, Friday, August 23. The event will feature a world championship doubleheader, airing live on the 2013 season finale of ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Mike Tyson said, “I am thrilled, bringing my first fight, as Iron Mike Productions, to the Turning Stone Resort Casino for ESPN. Upstate New York is very special to me and brings back nostalgic memories when I was a determined amateur on the rise. I want to be there and guide my fighters as they take these same stepping stones in their quest for greatness.”

Joining Tyson at the August 21 news conference will be boxers scheduled to compete on the fight card. The main event features IBF Super Featherweight champion Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez, (21-2, 11 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, defending against Arash Usmanee, (20-1, 10 KOs) a native of Afghanistan now living in Montreal, Quebec. The co-feature bout features Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero, (14-0, 11 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, taking on Jesus Cueller, (22-1, 18 KOs) of Argentina, for the vacant WBA interim Featherweight title.

The “Tyson Is Back!” event will be the sixth nationally televised boxing show at Turning Stone since September 2012, and the third by ESPN. HBO televised two Boxing After Dark events at Turning Stone in 2012, and Showtime Network televised its SHOBOX program from the resort in June 2013.

Tickets priced at $150, $95, $55, $45 and $35 are now on sale, at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or visit

Doors open at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 23. The first undercard bout starts at 7:00 p.m. The live ESPN2 telecast begins at 9:00 p.m.