In a poll on the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Weibo account, the 50-year-old was voted the boxer whom fans most wanted to meet. That’s probably the reason for Tyson’s trip to the most populous country on May 23 promoting the sport.

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
Before arrival, Tyson will post a video to say hello to his Chinese fans.

Tyson will attend weighting ceremony of 2016 IBF World Championship Bout on May 24, which is to be held on Chinese landmark the Great Wall.

After giving a speech about boxing promotion of China on the 33rd Annual IBF/USBA Convention, he is about to attend the Bout on May 25.

“X-Man” Xiong Chaozhong of China will stand to face Jose A. Jimenez of Colombia before the final mini flyweight fight to win his first-ever IBF world title.

Cai Zongju also has a chance to be the first Chinese IBF female world champion after her mini flyweight battle against Thai boxer Samson Tor Buamas.

Reigning Thai champion Amnat Ruenroeng will defend his flyweight world belt against Filipino challenger John Riel Casimero.

Source: Xinhua


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