Australia grants entertainment visa to Tyson with warning to behave
Sydney, Australia (4E) – Australia on Wednesday granted visa to former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson with a warning to behave properly during his stay in the country.
Tyson is due to visit Australia on November 16 to attend his Day of the Champions. The move came a week after New Zealand denied entry to Tyson, who was sentenced to six-year imprisonment for rape in 1992.
The Immigration Department decided to allow him to enter the country on entertainment visa with a warning to abide by Australian laws.
“Mr Tyson has been formally warned that coming to Australia is a privilege. Non-citizens need to be aware of expectations on their behavior while they are in Australia, they need to be law-abiding and respect important institutions and not cause or threaten harm to individuals in our community,” an Immigration Department spokeswoman said.
Tyson will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth during his Australia visit.
Excited with the news, Max Markson, Chief of tour promoter Markson Sparks, said that they are thankful to the Australian government for granting visa to Tyson for the first time.