FEARSOME former boxing champ Mike Tyson has moved to assure fans he will be appearing in Thomond Park this Wednesday night, despite having minor surgery on his neck in recent weeks.
The Brooklyn boxer will fly into Shannon this Wednesday morning ahead of the sold-out Limerick event, which will see 700 people crowd into the Thomond Suite to hear Tyson discuss his life and controversial boxing career.
“Thank you everyone, I am doing fine,” said Tyson on Twitter after reports suggested he was in hospital and would not be able to attend the events organised as part of the tour.
“Thank you for everyone concerned about my neck. It looks worst (sic) than it is. I had common surgery to fix (it) from years of wear and tear. Occupational hazard. Gotta wear (a) neck brace for three more weeks. Feel great just makes me look like I don’t.”
The promoter of the only Irish date on the tour said that he had spoken to Tyson himself and that the former heavyweight champion was “looking forward” to coming to Limerick.
“Everything is 100% and ready to go, Mike had a small neck procedure that was non-boxing related and has to periodically wear a neck brace, which will not affect his appearance in Limerick,” said Mike O’Regan, who is working with CWH Promotions in the UK to bring Tyson to Limerick.
Friends of the boxer’s are set to attend the event, which will be hosted by RTE presenter Daragh Maloney. Tyson will ‘meet and greet’ with special ticket holders before being interviewed. Doors for the event open at 6.30pm.