This week Mike Tyson signed to his Iron Mike Promotions (IMP) US Olympic boxing prospect Erickson Lubin, and that didn’t sit too well with US Boxing. They sent a letter to Tyson asking him to stop interfering with the Olympic process of Lubin who they consider USA’s best bet.

Lubin is apparently excited about signing with IMP tweeting:

“Officially signed to Iron Mike Promotions. My pro career starts now.”

Tyson responded through his publicist in a statement saying:

“IMP (Iron Mike Promotions) and Rivalta Management signed him today on his 18th birthday,” said JoAnn Mignano. “That was his choice, nobody forced him to sign a pro contract.”

I don’t think Mike Tyson pressured this young man; Hey, he’s Mike Tyson! I do think there’s still a bad taste in the mouths of some in the boxing world of who Mike Tyson used to be. He’s trying to change–to become a better man. I hope this doesn’t come to hurt Lubin in the long-run.

Or Mike, for that matter.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis