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Tyson upset after NZ snub

2012-10-06 17:30
Mike Tyson (AFP)

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."

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