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New Zealand bars Mike Tyson as tour debacle looms

Updated: October 3, 2012, 12:48 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- In a reversal, New Zealand authorities on Wednesday barred Mike Tyson from entering the country whose indigenous Maori people Tyson says inspired his facial tattoo.

And a Downunder speaking tour for the former heavyweight boxing champion was threatening to fall apart altogether as Australian immigration authorities said they've yet to decide whether to allow him into that country. Tickets for appearances in New Zealand and five major Australian cities in November ...

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