Mike Tyson Banned From Entering Britain For Book Tour

Tyson Signs Autographs In Las Vegas

Mike Tyson is barred from Britain due to his prior convictions of rape in the midst of his promotional tour for the autobiography “Undisputed Truth.” Tyson’s publishers said recent changes to UK immigration laws has made it difficult for the former world champion heavyweight boxer to enter the country and has re-routed his tour to Paris instead.

The 47-year-old was scheduled to make a stop in London this week, which include a photocall with journalists and a book signing in Waterstones. He is also currently booked for a British tour for his one-man Broadway show, directed by Spike Lee, which is booked for eight nights in London, Glasgow and Manchester in March of next year.

“I have been coming to the UK consistently in the past decade so this change is disheartening since it affects my current entry standing,” said Tyson. “I apologise 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.”

He was convicted in 1992 for the rape of a teenage beauty queen, and served three years of a six-year sentence. He also has convictions for assault, cocaine possession and driving under the influence. Under the new immigration rules, any person who has been sentenced to more than four years in prison is barred from entering the country.