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Mike Tyson: Boxing ambassador?

Updated: October 15, 2010, 3:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Just call him Ambassador Iron Mike.

Mike Tyson was once the baddest man on the planet. Now he'll be circling that planet as a self-titled ambassador to spread the gospel of boxing to the Chinese.

"I didn't even know what an ambassador really was," he said Thursday. "When I think of ambassadors I think of living off government money and jet-setting with girlfriends."

No government money just yet, though a Chinese company is paying Tyson to visit in December. ...

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