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Mike Tyson sent back to the US after Chile denies entry

Mike Tyson came to Chile to take part in a promotional event for a TV channel.

By: AP | Chile |
November 9, 2017 11:07:16 pm
Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson Photos Chilean authorities said Thursday that the former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been denied entry to the country and is being sent back to the US. (Source: AP

Chilean authorities say they’ve denied former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson entry to the country and are sending him back to the US.

Chile’s equivalent of the FBI said Thursday that Tyson doesn’t meet requirements for entry, apparently due to his criminal record. Tyson served three years of a six-year sentence in the 1990s for raping a teenage beauty-pageant contestant. He also has been convicted of assault and cocaine possession.

The Chilean Police of Investigations also said in a tweet that Interpol agents would escort him to a flight back to the U.S. in the evening.

Tyson came to Chile to take part in a promotional event for a TV channel.

In 2013, he was forced to scrap promotional appearances in London because the convictions barred him from entering Britain.

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