When Caesars Palace couldn't agree on the price for a September doubleheader featuring Mike Tyson and George Foreman, promoters Bob Arum and Don King decided to take the fights to Atlantic City's Convention Center where the live-site promoter will be the Trump Plaza hotel-casino of financier Donald Trump. The bouts are scheduled Sept. 22.
"We have a deal in principle with the Trump organization," Arum said.
A Trump Plaza official, who did not wish to be identified, said staging the doubleheader, on which Tyson will fight Alex Stewart and Foreman might fight Francesco Damiani, will give Trump Plaza right of first refusal on a Tyson-Foreman match.
The doubleheader originally was scheduled for Sept. 8 and it was expected it would be held at Caesars Place in Las Vegas, where, on June 16, Tyson knocked out Henry Tillman and Foreman knocked out Adilson Rodrigues.
Arum said Caesars Palace found the live-site fee to be too high. Both he and Trump Plaza declined to reveal the price on which they had agreed.
Sept. 22 would be the day after James "Buster" Douglas is scheduled to defend the heavyweight title at The Mirage in Las Vegas, but there are indications the fight will be held in October.