Tyson To Fight German Heavyweight?

Mike Tyson's camp has inquired about a possible fight against Axel Schulz, the German heavyweight who officially retired four months ago, his promoter said Thursday.

"I got a call from Tyson's side," promoter Wilfried Sauerland told SID, the German sports news agency. "It was purely a question, not a financial offer. The fight would take place in April in Europe, but not in Germany."

The promoter said Schulz had asked until the end of the week to decide.

Schulz, 31, retired after being stopped in the seventh round by Vladimir Klitschko, a Ukrainian who fights out of Germany.

Schulz never has won a title fight in six attempts and has lost to George Foreman, Francois Botha and Michael Moorer. Schulz was unranked when he fought Foreman in 1995 and lost a controversial decision.

Italian promoter Salvatore Cherchi said earlier this week he was close to a deal that would have Tyson fight Lou Savarese in Milan on April 8.

Tyson last fought Jan. 29 in Manchester, England, knocking out Julius Francis in the second round.

The former champion has said he would like to fight more in Europe.

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