Puffy To Finance Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis Fight?
According to the Washington Post, Sean
Combs may wear another hat in business, this time not the music or
clothing business, but the boxing business. According to sources, Combs was
asked to invest about $13 million into the upcoming Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis
fight, scheduled to take place in June at the MCI center in Washington, D.C.
"I personally don't know anything about it, but there could be other people
[representing Tyson] who approached him," promoter Shelly Finkel said.
Finkel had been meeting with representatives from HBO and Showtime, after concerns
were raised about the show's financing. "I wouldn't read anything into
that," Finkel said. "There was no opposition expressed [by the Lewis camp] about having the fight in Washington. The financing is not in place yet,
but it's close. We hope to have it wrapped up over the weekend.
Sean Combs fortune is worth almost $250 million