| New Zealand News | Saturday September 29 2012 15:22
New Zealand officials say former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been granted a visa to enter the country.
Tyson, who has been convicted and jailed for rape, is planning to visit Auckland in November as part of a motivational roadshow.
New Zealand immigration laws stipulate that no one who has been sentenced to five years or more in prison can be given a visa.
Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison in 1992 for raping a 18-year-old woman in the US.
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