Chile police block boxer Mike Tyson from entering country

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November 9, 2017

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) said on Thursday.

Local media reported that the former world heavyweight champion was planning to attend an awards ceremony for action films taking place in Santiago, Chile’s capital.

“Detectives from the International Police are re-boarding Mike Tyson for not complying with immigration law,” the PDI said on its verified Twitter account on Thursday, alongside a photograph of Tyson walking in an airport with two individuals wearing PDI jackets.

The PDI did not specify which part of the law Tyson did not comply with, and did not immediately respond to an email and a phone call seeking additional information.

Tyson served three years of a six-year U.S. jail sentence for rape in 1992. In 2012, New Zealand revoked an entry visa for Tyson after a charity that was going to benefit from his visit dropped its support due to his rape conviction.

(Reporting by Luc Cohen; Editing by Susan Thomas)

  • Wolfman (kafir harbi)

    Surprised Tyson didn’t go all in and take out a few Chileans. Guess he’s settled down some. Still an asshat.

  • Flagfriend

    I hope there are funds in that new budget the Congress is working on to host some Chilean police and immigration officials to come up here and teach our folks a thing or two.

  • …remain calm and return fire

    Tyson is a creepy deranged dude.

  • shafawn

    Wow I have new respect for Chile. Think what US immigrant population would look like if we did the same thing.