NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mike Tyson versus Larry Holmes' heavyweight boxing match in Atlantic City, New Jersey, announced. Report introduced.
(Atlantic City, New Jersey: Robert Lipsyte) Boxing discussed. [Mike TYSON - comments on match.] Tyson's background given. Boxers John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey mentioned. [Promoter Don KING - comments on world championship.] [Princeton professor Joyce Carol OATES - comments on Tyson's tribal force.] Tyson noted being pleasant. [OATES - comments on Tyson.] Boxer Joe Louis discussed. [Son Joe Louis BARROW, Junior - comments on father's contributions.] Louis reported defeating Nazi hero Max Schmeling; scenes shown. [BARROW, Junior - comments on father's appeal in US.] Louis noted beaten badly when attempting to make comeback. Muhammad Ali mentioned beaten by Larry Holmes. [TYSON - comments on ego and manhood.] Heavyweight mystique discussed.