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Tyson was asked about the news involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, but the former boxer was not familiar with the news.

 

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who was convicted of rape in 1992 and served three years behind bars, was welcomed into Toronto City Hall by Rob Ford Tuesday.

After a quick meeting in Ford’s office, Tyson emerged to call Ford “the greatest mayor in Toronto’s history” and denied knowing anything about the mayor’s past racial slurs.

Tyson is in Toronto to perform his one-man show at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday and, according to Ford, requested to meet the mayor.

Ford tweeted two photos of Tyson taken from inside his office during the meeting, calling the former boxer “legendary.”

The pair walked out into a media scrum where Ford said he idolized the boxer since he was a teen. The mayor even said, at one point, that he and Tyson were “cut from the same cloth.”

 

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