Mike Tyson Plans European Tour

Joe NixonCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2010

MILAN, ITALY - JULY 09:  Mike Tyson poses with the 'Ghirlande D'Honneur' award at Just Cavalli Cafe on July 9, 2010 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images


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.

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