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Mike Tyson gets Australian visa after NZ rejection

Updated: October 10, 2012, 3:57 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Australia granted Mike Tyson a visa Wednesday, one week after New Zealand barred the former heavyweight boxing champion from entering that country due to his 1992 rape conviction.

Officials carefully weighed the pros and cons of his visit and of his character given his criminal past before making the decision, said Cian Manton, a spokeswoman for Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

She said it was the first time Tyson had applied for a ...

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