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Mike Tyson accused of poaching fighters

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It didn't take Mike Tyson very long to get involved in controversy in his new role as a boxing promoter.

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The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson that accuses the former heavyweight champion with trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016.

Dr. Charles Butler said in the letter that recently formed Iron Mike Productions has been offering money to the best amateur fighters to turn pro, including a 18-year-old who may be the country's best hope for a gold medal in the games in Rio. It says that the money being offered is ``pennies on the dollar'' of what the prospects could be worth with an Olympic medal.

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