Sunday, July 13, 2003

King's bodyguard sues Tyson

The Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A bodyguard for boxing promoter Don King has sued Mike Tyson, accusing the former heavyweight champ of punching him twice and breaking a bone in his face.

Isadore "Izzy" Bolton, 44, of Boynton Beach, sued Tyson for compensatory damages of more than $15,000 and expects to seek punitive damages as the suit progresses, said Bolton's attorney Bob Montgomery. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.

Tyson, who lives in Las Vegas, couldn't be reached, and his manager, Shelly Finkel, did not return calls left Saturday at his office.

According to the lawsuit, Bolton was in a car escorting Tyson and the boxer's entourage along I-95 on May 3 when he realized Tyson's car was no longer following his. He went back and found Tyson standing in the median of the busy interstate and asked staff to get the boxer to get back in his car.

Tyson, 37, eventually jumped down from the barrier and became "more aggravated and more annoyed" with Bolton, who was still inside his car, said John McGovern, another lawyer for Bolton.

McGovern said Tyson then punched Bolton twice in the face, tried to drag him out of the car by his feet and Bolton was left with a broken orbital bone above his left eye. He had to get stitches and now has double vision, Bolton's lawyers said.

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