-- Tolstoy. Dostoyevsky. Chekhov. Pushkin. Gogol. Gorky. Bulgakov. Tyson?
His promoter, perhaps not surprisingly, told ABC’s Tanya Stukalova, he was confident Tyson will be accepted as a member.
Representatives for the Union of Russian Writers were unavailable for comment, but Tyson's promoter said a decision could be announced as early as this evening with a public presentation next Monday.
Tyson last year penned an autobiography, "Tyson: Undisputed Truth," and that was submitted along with his application to the Union. He will arrive in Moscow in a few weeks to attend a fight by a Russian boxer.