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Mike Tyson -- I Have an Ironclad Defense

1/9/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Tyson only knows one way to strike back -- with a knockout blow -- and he's delivering a legal right cross to the guy who claims he jacked his nickname.

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As TMZ first reported, some guy who says he goes by the name "Iron" Mike Landrum sued Tyson for $115 million over use of the "Iron" moniker.

Tyson's legal team fired back at the end of the December, filing a motion to dismiss that claims Landrum's trademark suit is without merit on several levels -- including the fact that no one in their right mind would confuse a 58-year-old guy who last fought in 1985 ... with "one of the most famous (if not the most famous) and recognizable boxer in history."

Both sides are due back in court on January 31.

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1.

Trish    

I think Mike is nothing more than a women beater, but this guy is just as big of a loser.

1353 days ago
2.

KingDavid    

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

This is to the prior commenters who can't seem to move on from people's past actions.

1352 days ago
3.

ricky399    

Poor Mike, first he has some clowns pissin in his pool and stealing his tiger, now he's got another clown tryin to steal his name....

1352 days ago
4.

Jim    

Some of you seem pretty upset about him being a woman beater. It seems a little narrow minded...."An Indianapolis jury Monday night found boxer Mike Tyson guilty of raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant", Feb, 1992

1352 days ago
5.

CrashAndBurn    

Strap on some gloves and punch it out...like me gran pappy used to say

1352 days ago
6.

Chuck    

I bet he's now known as "Broke Ass" Mike Landrum which is why he's trying to sue.

1352 days ago
7.

John    

Mike Tyson never raped anybody. But he might go butt rape crazy when he gets in that courtroom with "Lyin" Mike Landrum.

1352 days ago
8.

Thomas    

Harvey, mediate a settlement between these two. Get them to drop their court actions and settle this in the ring. Bring them in to TMZ Live to talk. You know how fighters start punching when they get close to each other, even if it's not fight time.

1352 days ago
9.

blacc23    

i'm sure all of u white guys don't have a problem with charlie sheen or roman polanski. do u?

1352 days ago
10.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

I say put them in a ring and the winner gets to keep the nick-name. And I'm sure Tysons people would be more than happy to pay some of the funeral expenses for that money grabbing no-name.

1352 days ago
11.

ohreally    

um.. whoever gets famous first gets the name.. i thought this was common knowledge?

1352 days ago
12.

princillia greir    

I think what the world wants to see is Mike Tyson go nationallly and apologize for being abusive to women. He should do a reality how where he and one of the women he abused sit down and talk about forgiveness. I believe then the world would be able to move forward and let this man get on with his life. He has changed its clear to see. Mike Tyson should get his exgirlfriend the celebrity publicist Pam Pinnock on his show, she seems to be the one who was the most affected by him. I would watch the show and I am sure a million others would as well. We all want to see him break down and say that he is sorry. This would make for some interesting entertainment not to mention redemption

1351 days ago
13.

Tim    

Tyson was convicted by a jury for rape and seved prison time. How can anyone say he never raped anyone?

1350 days ago
14.

rett    

A ridiculous lawsuit. 115 million over a moniker. hah...

http://www.eLawsuit.com

1160 days ago
15.

EMACK    

We tryed to contact tyson to arrange a fight but he refuse to respond so this only means he is scared and refuse to ignoladge this challange for the name theirfor the last thing to do is beat him in coutr if we cant beat him in the ring

555 days ago

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