Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Mike Tyson's UK Ban Creating Plenty of Controversy - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
 Boxing Articles
 Boxing Interviews
 Breaking News
 Boxing Press Releases
 Boxing Results
 World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
 Register A Free Account
 Account Login
 Boxing Schedule
 Boxing Champions
 Boxing Downloads
 Boxing Forums
 Boxing News Wire
 Boxing Photos
 Boxing History
 Boxer Search
 Fantasy Betting
 Feedback
 Fitness and Health  
 Free Homepage
 Mixed Martial Arts
 Pound For Pound
 Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  12/10/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Mike Tyson's UK Ban Creating Plenty of Controversy
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

Former world heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson has been forced to scrap appearances in London after discovering he is banned from entering the UK.

Tyson, 47, was due in London this week as part of a promotional tour for his new autobiography Undisputed Truth, which included a photocall with journalists and a book signing at Waterstones.

His publishers said recent changes to UK immigration laws meant he was unable to travel to the country and has been re-routed to Paris instead.

Tweets posted on Tyson's official Twitter account as recently as Friday suggest the boxer was unaware he would be hit by the changes.

He wrote: "So, UK fans, who is brave enough to get in the ring and ask me a question?"

And then in subsequent tweets added: "Tweet me a question with #UndisputedTruthBook in it. The 5 best get to step in the ring & ask me it in person" and "Ok, lots of questions there. If you've won, @harpercollinsUK will be in touch soon. Thanks everyone for participating."

A spokesman for HarperCollins said: "There was a change in the UK immigration law in December 2012 of which we were unaware. For this reason Mike had to change location to Paris to salvage his press obligations for the UK."

Tyson 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.

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

Under the new immigration rules, any person who has been sentenced to more than four years in prison is barred from entering the country.

The explosive boxer was the youngest man ever to become heavyweight champion of the world after he beat Trevor Berbick in 1986 when he was just 20.

But throughout his career he also courted controversy. He bit opponent Evander Holyfield's ear, went bankrupt, lost his four-year-old daughter in a tragic domestic accident, and was jailed.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "We would not comment on the details of an individual case.

"We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone who is convicted of serious criminal offences.

"In December 2012 we toughened up the rules on entering the UK, replacing the previous discretionary approach with a clearer, stronger framework including mandatory refusals based on the length of, and time since, sentence."

Tags: Mike Tyson


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

UK did well by banning Rapist Mike Tyson
comment by JamesEarl, on 12-11-2013
Mike Tyson should be banned everywhere in the world especially in the USA. Tyson is a dangerous crazy maniac waiting to prey on everyone who crosses him. great job UK in banning Tyson. Tyson belongs in prison.

comment by Weebler I, on 12-11-2013
[QUOTE=Lou Cipher]They're just butt hurt that he made them look like fools when he admitted to using cocaine in his UK fights and beating their drug testing. The UK is garbage anyway. Just like Canada, they make all these high and mighty rules about getting in then when you get there its nothing ...

comment by Tobi.G, on 12-11-2013
It all because of that Frank Warren cunt because Warren is angry about something Tyson wrote in his book!!!

comment by One more round, on 12-10-2013
[QUOTE=titan m]You know America does that too right? I live in Canada and know a lot of people who cant travel to America because of criminal records, most of them far less serious than rape.[/QUOTE] i know someone (from aus) prevented from entering the us on 20 yr old shoplifting charges

comment by Lou Cipher, on 12-10-2013
They're just butt hurt that he made them look like fools when he admitted to using cocaine in his UK fights and beating their drug testing. The UK is garbage anyway. Just like Canada, they make all these high and mighty rules about getting in then when you get there its nothing but junkies and pa...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (10) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Leapai: I Will Need a KO To Bea...
  Pianeta, Wallisch, Kretschmann ...
  Sulaiman Wants To Summit With O...
  Chavez Jr: No Top Rank Extensio...
  Bernard Hopkins Tried to Stop S...
  Hopkins, Schaefer Respond to Sh...
  Wladimir Klitschko Eyes Another...
  Shawn Porter: No Issues With Me...
  Hopkins Hints Again at Desire t...
  Stevenson-Hopkins: Schaefer Mul...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved. Material may not be replicated in any manner without the written consent of BoxingScene.com