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Tyson Decked by Klores Agency

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Say whatever you want, just spell my name right.

That's the old, simpleminded version of self-promotion: Any publicity is good publicity.

Dan Klores Communications, which has represented bullheaded boxer Mike Tyson since he tried to chew off Evander Holyfield's ear during a title fight in mid-1997, apparently has bobbed and weaved and back-peddled enough.

Klores has loyally supported their impossible client in the face of stupidity, embarrassing tirades, rape accusations, and the indignity of having to spend too much time in the same room with Don King. But a recent round of profanity-laced interviews must have proven too much, even though a lucrative title fight payday is just around the corner.

The misogynistic Tyson told one female reporter he normally doesn't "do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them." Ever the unmanageable thug, Tyson, in another interview, said he wished he could kick reporters' children in the head or "stomp on their testicles so you could feel my pain because that's the pain I have waking up every day."

Former Klores employee Adam Grant acknowledged that he has been hired by Showtime to handle PR for the uncontrollable boxer in the month leading up to the championship fight with Lennox Lewis.

The change in representation couldn't possibly be related to the fact that Klores is a top adviser for New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo, could it?

Dunno. Which client would you rather represent?

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