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 Last update:  12/12/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Mike Tyson is Not Going To Fight Ban From The UK
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Mike Tyson will not fight against the decision to deny him entry to the UK, apparently cancelling planned appearances on stage next year.

Tyson, 47, had been due in London this week to promote his new autobiography, but his publishers said he had instead gone to Paris as a recent change to UK immigration laws relating to those previously sentenced to more than four years in prison barred him from entering the country.

Tyson was convicted of the rape of a teenage beauty queen in 1992 and served three years of a six-year sentence. He also has convictions for assault, cocaine possession and driving under the influence.

He is currently booked in for a British tour for his one-man Broadway show, directed by Spike Lee, which is booked for eight nights in March next year in London, Glasgow and Manchester.

However, there seems little prospect of those dates going ahead after Tyson told BBC Sport he would not contest the decision.

"Hey, listen, if that's what they want I'm not going to fight their laws," he said.

"I'm not going to fight no law. If that's what they established then I won't go there any more."

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comment by fight_professor, on 12-13-2013
This banning of Tyson makes me ashamed to be British.

comment by Ravens Fan, on 12-13-2013
I watched his one man show on HBO. I have to admit that it was absolutely hilarious and Mike really should do stand up comedy.

comment by DoomCity202, on 12-12-2013
Im not going again either The ugliest ***** gave me the hardest time at Gatwick airport. I didnt enjoy **** while i was there.....NOTHING. Couldnt wait to leave.

comment by - Ram Raid -, on 12-12-2013
Ticketmaster are selling tickets for a 26th March date at the Manchester Apollo so I have a feeling that this issue will be resolved. It wouldn't be the first time that the economy has superseded the law.

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