Mike Tyson Determined To Resolve U.K. Visa Issues

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December 11, 2013 | 7:25am EST

Mike Tyson is working with U.K. authorities in a bid to resolve his visa issues so he can still take his one-man show to Britain next year.
The former boxer has been banned from entering the country following a recent change in U.K. immigration law, which affects anyone who has previously been sentenced to more than fours year in prison.
Tyson, who served half a six-year jail term for a 1992 rape conviction, has been forced to move a planned U.K. press tour to Paris, France because of the new ruling, but he is hoping to have the issues sorted out by the time he is due to bring his stage show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, to London’s West End in March.
He says in a statement, “I was greatly disappointed when I learned of United Kingdom’s immigration law changes that went into effect (in) December 2012. I have been coming to the U.K. consistently in the past decade so this change is disheartening since it affects my current entry standing. I apologize to my fans that were inconvenienced, however, please know I am currently working diligently with the proper authorities to regain access next year for my UK tour.”
Tyson also took to his Twitter.com page to thank the British journalists who traveled to Paris to meet him after he was refused entry to the U.K., writing, “In Paris doing British press now about my book & tour Undisputed Truth. Thank you for coming to Paris for this. I’m very grateful.”