Let’s get some money from the rich people! One retired boxer thought the best way to make some money was to sue Mike Tyson, claiming “The Hangover” star hijacked his “Iron Mike” nickname 25 years ago.
49-year-old Mike Landrum, who’s a former professional fighter, says he invented the nickname “Iron Mike” before he turned pro in 1983, while Tyson started fighting professionally in 1985.
Landrum has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles saying he owns the trademark to the nickname “Iron Mike” and that Tyson has stolen it from him. Landrum is asking $115 million from Tyson and told TMZ.com he was “hindered from getting any major title fights or sponsorships because of the name confusion”.
“Mike’s legal team hasn’t seen the paperwork yet, but they are confident the case holds no merit”, Tyson’s representative Tammy Brook declared.