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New Zealand bars Mike Tyson as tour debacle looms

Updated: October 3, 2012, 9:33 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand canceled a visa for Mike Tyson on Wednesday because of his rape conviction, saying it reversed its earlier approval because a charity that would have benefited from his appearance says it wants nothing to do with the former heavyweight boxing champion.

Tyson had said he had been looking forward to meeting New Zealand's indigenous Maori people, the inspiration for his notorious facial tattoo. But now his whole Downunder speaking tour, scheduled for ...

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