logical question begat a sensible response. It was a world of jackals,
where a fellow could, reasonably, feel a trifle on edge, wondering
And given the paranoiac streak that, amidst the confusion, Tyson
exhibited, it wasn't beyond the realm of the possible that dead-or-
arrested-before-his-time might still be a working hypothesis.
When Tyson did fight Mathis six weeks later, on December 16th, he
proved the experts wise. He knocked out Mathis in three rounds. After
the bout, it was announced Tyson would attempt to regain the heavyweight title on March 16, 1996, when he challenged the WBC champion Frank Bruno in Las Vegas.
In mid- November '95, as the jury deadlocked, a mistrial was declared
in the government's wire-fraud case against King. Prosecutors expected to retry King early in 1996.