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Tyson upset after NZ snub

2012-10-06 17:30

London - Three days after being banned from New Zealand, Mike Tyson has hit out at the decision to revoke his visa due to a rape conviction.

The former heavyweight boxing champion was due to travel to Auckland in November.

During a visit to London, Tyson maintained on Saturday that "the people wanted me to come. If it was a fair organisation, a fair fight I would be there but I got vetoed by the higher power."

Tyson served three years in prison after the 1991 rape of an 18-year-old woman in an Indianapolis hotel room.

Tyson says being denied access to New Zealand is "one of those things in life that happens - it's life on life's terms and everyone has to deal with that and those uncertainties."

AP

Comments
  • delish7564 - 2012-10-06 18:16

    Oh well, unfortunately that's life....every country has the right to turn away those with a criminal record!

      sugardick.dupree - 2012-10-06 19:13

      Yes indeed, although a rich murderous Arab prince who commits human rights atrocities against his own folk in the middle east, can come and go as they please in New Zealand.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-06 19:33

    Some stains dont wash out.

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-10-06 19:37

    Come to SA we will make you the president ,

  • steve.haag1 - 2012-10-07 00:31

    WISH WE COULD GET HERE FOR THE OPENING IN DURBAN OF DURBAN BOXING CLUB 1ST NOVEMBER

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