Filed under: Sports
Holyfield told The Associated Press that a settlement would be reached before the 235-acre estate is auctioned. The massive home has 109 rooms, three kitchens and a bowling alley. Holyfield has earned more than $200 million in the ring but has faced lawsuits over missed child support payments for some of his 11 children. His last fight was in December when he lost to WBA champion Nikolai Valuev.
Filed under: Cigars
A cigar deal gone wrong will end in the ring on June 26, 2009. Tim Carr, Famous Smoke Shop retail store manager, and Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars (which I do enjoy) will pull on the gloves and swing like hell to settle a dispute.
It's all pretty simple. Carr says that Johnson committed to be one of the featured vendors at Famous Cigar Expo in June. According to Carr, the Tatuaje pseudo-celebrity "readily accepted." Later, Johnson called a different manager at Famous Smoke Shop to back out. Carr considered this an insult, particularly when Johnson wouldn't accept his phone calls.
To drive the message home, Carr told Johnson that he wasn't acting like a man.
Eventually, the two agreed to settle their differences, in fact, like men. Both will swing furiously at each other in a boxing match to be held at Famous Smoke Shop headquarters in Easton, PA.
While only one man's hand will be held aloft in victory, both will emerge winners. Though Tatuaje won't be at Famous Cigar Expo in June, he'll instead participate in a major publicity stunt occurring at the same time.
Brilliant, gentlemen. Brilliant.
As David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press notes, last year on HBO Mayweather demonstrated that he doesn't believe in credit cards and believes in liquidity, shocking the camera crew by showing off $1 million in cash stored in a duffle bag in his bedroom. Mayweather is notoriously spendy, wearing flashy jewelry, giving lavish tips and gambling big on sporting events but after this he will likely be a lot more careful about where he stores his bling.
Filed under: Handbags