Tyson's brother pulls a no-show
CLIFF Couser is following the lead of his half-brother Mike Tyson making headlines for the wrong reasons.
Scheduled to fight in the main event at Jamie Myer's fight night on Friday at Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club, the “Black Bull” failed to show up on his flight from the United States yesterday.
As if leaving Queensland's No.1 boxing promoter in the lurch wasn't bad enough, Couser then allegedly tried to demand more money from Myer if he wanted him to appear.
“We went to pick him up from the airport yesterday, but he wasn't there,” an angry and frustrated Myer said last night.
“When I finally got in contact with him he tried to bounce me for more money.
“It's disappointing. This sort of thing hasn't happened to me in a lot of years.”
Couser had been set down to face world No.14 heavyweight Alex Leapai, and Myer said while he was far from happy about the American's late withdrawal, the fight night would still be a knockout.
“It shouldn't knock us about too much, because we still have a lot of great local action and Alex's fight still promises to be a belter,” Myer said. “At this stage it could either be Col Wilson who's 1-1 against Alex, or Kiwi Richard Tutaki, who's a veteran of more than 40 fights, many against top genuine heavyweights.”
The fight night will also feature Tweed Heads' Casey Hannan fighting Brisbane's Adam King in a welterweight bout and Trevor Jacky against Ipswich's Marlon Toby in a light heavyweight bout.
Tickets are available through the golf club on (07) 5524 4544.