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Mike Tyson confused by Chinese web humour

Mike Tyson. Photo: AFP

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is keen to up his profile in China but is struggling to get to grips with the country’s sardonic sense of humour, judging by his online “weibo” debut.

Tuesday, 20 August, 2013, 5:50pm

Boxing legend Mike Tyson provides unlikely platform for anti-chengguan rage

Screenshot from Sina Weibo on Tuesday.

US boxing legend Mike Tyson became an unlikely star among Chinese internet users overnight by wading into one of the nation’s most intricate political debates.

20 Aug 2013 - 3:08pm

Tyson sues Live Nation over alleged embezzlement

Mike Tyson. Photo: AP

Mike Tyson sued a financial services firm owned by Live Nation Entertainment on Wednesday, claiming one of its advisers embezzled more than US$300,000 from the former heavyweight champ and cost him millions more in lost earnings.

21 Feb 2013 - 1:31pm

Sports Digest, February 18, 2013

Mike Tyson hugs former rival Evander Holyfield. Photo: AP

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield stood toe to toe again - only this time there were hugs and smiles, and no bites to the ear. Instead, they were like old friends meeting in a supermarket, which is what they did.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Short Sport, December 3, 2012

Holyfield's gloves from Tyson clash sold

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Tyson granted Australia visa

Mike Tyson. Photo: AFP

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was Wednesday granted a visa to Australia but warned he must behave, a week after the convicted rapist was denied entry to New Zealand.

Tyson, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 1992 for raping an 18-year-old woman, is scheduled to visit Australia in November as part of his Day of the Champions speaking tour.

11 Oct 2012 - 11:51am

A bad week for … (October 7, 2012)

Paul Chan Mo-po

Paul Chan Mo-po

Hong Kong's embattled development secretary can seemingly do no right. Already embroiled in scandal after a company he was linked to was found to be letting out subdivided flats, Chan was reported to have driven a car after drinking a 500ml glass of beer. He has promised to co-operate with police.


Mike Tyson

7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

New Zealand bans former boxing champ Mike Tyson

US boxer and former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson addresses a press conference in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

New Zealand revoked an entry visa for former heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson on Wednesday after a charity going to benefit from his visit dropped its support.

3 Oct 2012 - 10:37am

Former 'baddest man on the planet' entertains CLSA

Goodbye to all that

When the word got around that CLSA had invited former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to head their keynote speakers at its investment forum, there were a few raised eyebrows. "What, they've invited a convicted rapist - why would they do that?" was not an uncommon reaction, even within CLSA, we hear. But it was riveting stuff.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:00am 1 comment

Who said it?

British PM David Cameron

I am profoundly sorry for this double injustice that has been left uncorrected for so long

British PM David Cameron apologises to the families of victims of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster for the tragedy and the cover-up that followed


I want to sing and dance in musicals

13 Sep 2012 - 12:19am

Mike Tyson tells his tales of redemption in Hong Kong

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sports his trademark warrior tattoo at the CLSA Investor Forum yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson didn't appear too fierce as he stood at the champagne bar of the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai.

The warrior tattoo on his face was there, a remnant of his chequered past, but dressed in a clean white shirt, khaki pants and a muted check jacket Tyson didn't look like the man who in fury bit off part of fellow boxer Evander Holyfield's ear.

13 Sep 2012 - 2:13pm

Talking points

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First day jitters for some undergraduates

10 Sep 2012 - 2:04am

CLSA takes on Mike Tyson at investor forum

Peck is on a charm offensive.

CLSA takes on Mike Tyson at investor forum

24 Aug 2012 - 3:44am

Ex-boxer Mike Tyson on way to HK

Mike Tyson

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will make his first appearance in Hong Kong next month to talk about his legendary life.

The 46-year-old American has been invited by a brokerage and investment company to discuss his life before, during and after boxing.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:24am

Channel hop

We've been seeing the softer side of Mike Tyson lately. After a memorable cameo in 2009's The Hangover (in which we were treated to a tone-deaf rendition of Phil Collins' In the Air of the Night) brought him back into the public eye, the former boxing champion has been lobbying hard for a second chance at popularity.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am