Mike Tyson is not welcome in Chile

Chile barred the 51-year-old former world heavyweight boxing champion from entering the country because of his convictions in the U.S.

Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion convicted, was denied entry into Chile this week and immediately sent back to the U.S. on a return flight, USA Today reported.

The Chilean Investigative Police, in a tweet accompanying a photo of Tyson, 51, being escorted through the Santiago airport, said that he was "not complying with the Immigration Law." Tyson's criminal record in the U.S. led to his denial and re-boarding, according The Associated Press.

The CIP notes on its Twitter page that it can "prohibit the entry into the country of any foreigner who has negative records and/or convictions in their country of origin."

The former boxing champion, who had flown to Santiago for an action-films awards ceremony, served three years of a six-year prison sentence after he was convicted of rape in 1992. He also has been convicted of assault.

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