*Mike Tyson is an international icon, and now he has a large international court bill to pay.
The former heavy weight champion of the world was ordered to pay $8,000 in compensation to the organizer of a boxing gala in Poland since he was a no-show.
The Polish organizer of the gala, Tomasz Babilonski, sued Tyson in March for $48,000 compensation and interest.
The Gazeta Wyborcza daily said Babilonski filed the suit because Tyson’s managers were refusing to talk about any compensation.
Tyson did not appeal the decision, so it will be carried out this month.
*President Obama has scrapped plans to travel to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski.
A White House statement cited hazardous flying conditions posed by the ash cloud from the erupting volcano in Iceland.
The cloud has forced huge portions of European airspace to be closed. The fear is that microscopic particles of highly abrasive ash could endanger passengers by causing aircraft engines to fail.