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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Boxers' Little Games

NEW ORLEANS () -- Five years ago, Riddick Bowe knocked out Bruce Seldon in less than two minutes. Now Bowe has challenged Mike Tyson to do the same.


Bowe offered to bet Tyson $100,000 that Tyson, the WBC champion, wouldn't knock out Seldon, the WBA title-holder, in less than 1 minute, 48 seconds on July 13 in Las Vegas.


"I'm writing you this letter to personally challenge you to knock out Bruce Seldon -- real quickly. Just in case you've forgotten, I knocked Seldon out in 1:48 of the first round,'' Bowe wrote in a letter to Tyson.


"I'd like to bet you $100,000 that you can't finish off Seldon in less time than I did. I hope you're up to the challenge, Mike, because you're calling yourself the best heavyweight in the world.''