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Boxing / Tyson #301518

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Catskill, New York) Report concerns potential career of boxer Mike Tyson, who lives in the Catskill Mts., as heavyweight contender. ESPN scenes shown. Background on Tyson's childhood given. His work with now-deceased trainer Cus D'Amato noted; scenes from November 1984 shown. D'Amato's coaching of Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres mentioned; scenes shown, include Big Fights, Incorporated film. Relationship between D'Amato and Tyson described. [TYSON - comments.] Scenes of D'Amato and Tyson shown. Tyson's fights in various cities mentioned. D'Amato's death from pneumonia noted. [TYSON - comments about D'Amato. Talks to fans.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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