Sports: Mike Tyson to visit China to promote boxing

(From China Topix)

Former world heavyweight champion and boxing icon Mike Tyson is set to visit China to promote the sport on May 23, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) has announced.

According to Xinhua, the American former professional boxer was elected as the IBF’s most-favorite boxing star on the federation’s official Weibo account. Prior to his arrival, Tyson, 49, will be posting a video to say hello to his avid Chinese followers.

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

The International Boxing Hall of Famer will attending the weighing ceremony of the upcoming 2016 IBF World Championship Bout on the 24th of May, which will be staged on the world famous Chinese Great Wall.

Tyson is also scheduled to give a speech on the 33rd Annual IBF/USBA Convention about boxing promotion in Chins. After his speaking engagement the Brooklyn, New York native will be attending the Bout on the 25th of May.

Former WBC minimumweight champion Xiong ‘X-Man’ Chaozhong of China will be facing the Colombian fighter Jose A. Jimenez. Female boxer Cai Zongju will have the opportunity to become the first Chinese IBF female world champion when she faces Thai boxer Samson Tor Buamas for the mini-flyweight title. Read More

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