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A strangely humble Tyson kicks off his `world tour' today


Mike Tyson was very clear about the extent of his boxing skills heading into an exhibition match today.

The former heavyweight champion was meek and understated while promoting the fight at a news conference on Wednesday at the 6,000-seat Chevrolet Center in Youngstown.

"How much you got left, Mike?" someone asked.

"Well, enough to box four rounds," Tyson said.

That's how long the 40-year-old will be in the ring as he kicks off "Mike Tyson's World Tour," which will include stops in Virginia, California, China, Russia, Croatia and South Africa, promoter Sterling McPherson said.

Tyson asked people not to judge him by his exhibition match and reiterated he has no desire to return to boxing professionally.

"I don't miss it at all," he said. "I realize that I'm retired and I'm just not into the game anymore."

The man who once vowed to eat Lennox Lewis' children will go up against former sparring partner Corey "T-Rex" Sanders, who stands about a head taller than Tyson.

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