Former boxer Mike Tyson 'denied entry to UK due to rape conviction'

Tyson 'denied entry to UK'
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Mike Tyson is reportedly denied entry to the UK to promote his autobiography Undisputed Truth due to his previous convictions.

Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson has reportedly been denied entry to the UK due to his rape conviction.

The 47-year-old, who spent three years behind bars after being found guilty of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington in 1992, was expected to fly to England to take part in an interview with Clare Balding for BT Sport.

However, broadcasters were forced to film the interview about his autobiography Undisputed Truth in Paris after Tyson was told by border staff that he would be unable to enter the country due to his previous convictions, according to the Daily Star.

Reports have claimed that Tyson will have to cancel next year's one-man shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester.

Ex-boxer Mike Tyson gives an interview in London on October 6, 2013
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