Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's promotional efforts in Europe will continue this fall. The announcement comes after a recent Sports Illustrated interview in which the former boxing great labeled the first 44 years of his life "A (expletive) joke," and expressed a desire to turn his life around and help the less fortunate.
"Iron Mike" will visit Prague for the first time to take part in a celebrity party and fundraiser at the Žofín Palace on October 22, 2010.
The event will include a speech by Tyson, musical performances, and also a charity auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the children's ward at Prague's Motol hospital, as well as a second charity being run by Václav Klaus, the current President of the Czech Republic, and his wife Livia.
Tyson will visit the children's ward of Motol hospital and will lead a boxing training session while in town. In addition, a variety of VIP dinner and lunches are scheduled.
In his free time, Tyson plans on visiting Prague's castle and taking a cruise on the Vltava River. He also told the promoter of the visit, Peter Havrda, that he would like to take a horse ride "somewhere on the outskirts" of Prague during his one week stay.
The visit to Prague will kickoff a promotional tour which will include stops in Belgrade, Monaco, Moscow, and Vienna. Tyson is also considering Burma as another potential region for his future charity work.