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Tyson not allowed enter UK

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 15:35 | Comments

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson

Former world heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson has been forced to scrap appearances in London after discovering he is banned from entering the UK.

Tyson, 47, was due in London this week as part of a promotional tour for his new autobiography Undisputed Truth, which included a photocall with journalists and a book signing.

His publishers said recent changes to UK immigration laws meant he was unable to travel to the country and has been re-routed to Paris instead.

Tweets posted on Tyson's official Twitter account as recently as Friday suggest the boxer was unaware he would be hit by the changes.

Tyson is currently booked in for a tour for his one-man Broadway show, directed by Spike Lee, which is booked for eight nights in March including one in Dublin. 

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