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LAWSUIT AGAINST TYSON ENDS WITH $45,000 AWARD

Mitch Green received a bigger payday Wednesday for a beating in a 1988 street brawl with Mike Tyson than he earned in a bout with the heavyweight champion two years earlier.

A jury awarded Green $45,000 -- 50 percent more than his $30,000 paycheck for a 10-round fight that Tyson won by decision in 1986. Green had been seeking $25 million.

The panel decided Green had provoked Tyson into a fight outside Dapper Dan's, a 24-hour-a-day leather goods store in Harlem, but held Tyson financially liable for injuries.

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