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Tyson Gets Boxing License Back

October 19, 1998

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Mike Tyson was given his boxing license back today after pleading with officials to stop ``torturing″ him and allow him to return to the sport he once dominated.

Tyson told the Nevada Athletic Commission that he has suffered enough for biting Evander Holyfield’s ears during a title fight last year and that he needs to box to make a living.

Chairman Elias Ghanem said Tyson had made many mistakes in his life but deserved another chance. The commission voted 4-1 to restore the fighter’s license.

Tyson was near tears when he heard that he could return to the ring, as his supporters hugged him and patted on his back.

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