Mike Tyson pays respects to Mao
Former world champion heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson has spoken of feeling humbled during a visit to the mausoleum of Mao Zedong in Beijing.
“I felt really insignificant next to Chairman Mao’s remains,” he was quoted by a Chinese daily as saying.
Tyson apparently read some of the late Chinese leader’s writings while in prison for rape in the 1990s.
Emerging from the mausoleum, he shouted “I love you” to Chinese onlookers.
He told the Beijing News that the visit had been a great honour.
The former champion, 39, was in the Chinese capital after a visit to Shanghai where he promoted a new night club.