Promoter Don King has offered undefeated heavyweight Riddick Bowe a June fight with ex-champion Mike Tyson, according to the New York Daily News.
Rock Newman, manager of the now Washington-based Bowe, met with King in Las Vegas Saturday, the paper said, and King asked Newman to sign for the fight. Newman said he would take a week to decide.
"Don talked conceptually but made the offer," Newman told the Daily News.
Tyson has a March 18 date with Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. King said that if Tyson beats Ruddock, he would forgo fighting the winner of the April 19 Evander Holyfield-George Foreman title bout to fight Bowe in June.
"That seems to be Tyson's plan," Newman said.
Newman said he would speak with Holyfield's promoter, Dan Duva, to see where Bowe fits into the champion's fight plans before deciding whether to commit Bowe to a Tyson fight.
Last week Bowe signed a two-fight deal with ABC Sports: Tyrell Biggs March 2 and an undetermined opponent April 20. . . .
In Bismarck, N.D., last night, Dakotas hero Virgil Hill (30-0) wore down Mike Peak (13-4-2) with his left jab and retained his WBA light heavyweight title on a unanimous 12-round decision. This 10th defense of his title paves Hill's way for a bout against Thomas Hearns in May.