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Tyson to Face Brian Nielsen Oct. 13

August 22, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mike Tyson’s 10-round fight against Brian Nielsen originally scheduled for Sept. 8 will be Oct. 13 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The new date was confirmed Wednesday by Showtime, which will televise the bout on same-day tape delay beginning at 10 p.m. EST.

``Tyson has been suffering from back spasms and has been unable to train at the level necessary for him to train,″ Shelly Finkel, Tyson’s advisor, said of the rescheduling.

The fight will take place one week short of one year since the 35-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion’s last fight, which he won when Andrew Golota quit after the second round at Auburn Hills, Mich.

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