Former world heavyweight boxing champion, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson was barred from entering Chile on Thursday because of his criminal record.
The American had travelled to Chile at the invitation of a TV channel and to take part in an advertising campaign, but he was barred because of his conviction back home in 1992.
Tyson was convicted of raping a teenage beauty pageant contestant in his hotel room in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was sentenced to six years in prison and, though he had been released on parole after serving only three, Chile police said they are empowered to “prohibit the entry into the country of any foreigner who has negative records and/or convictions in their country of origin.”
Immigration police at Santiago international airport tweeted a photo of the 51-year-old former heavyweight champion being escorted by officers “re-embarking” him, explaining that Tyson was deported for “not complying with immigration law.”