Ex-boxer Mike Tyson calls for or­der in Ro­ma­nia’s Cham­ber

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

For­mer heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion Mike Tyson banged a gavel in Ro­ma­nia’s Cham­ber of Deputies, as if call­ing for or­der, fol­low­ing a chaotic tour of the gi­ant palace built by late Ro­ma­nian dic­ta­tor Ni­co­lae Ceaus­escu.

Tyson, 50, was sur­rounded by dozens of jour­nal­ists Wed­nes­day as he toured the palace, which houses the par­lia­ment. De­spite be­ing flanked by U.S. and Ro­ma­nian se­cu­rity per­son­nel, Tyson strug­gled to move at times be­cause of the swarm.

Jour­nal­ists were ex­cluded when Tyson went into the Cham­ber of Deputies, where he was greeted by for­mer tennis star Ilie Nas­tase, now a Ro­ma­nian sen­a­tor.

Tyson ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion to sit in the speaker’s chair, and grinned as he en­thu­si­as­ti­cally pounded the gavel.

He was vis­it­ing in Ro­ma­nia to pro­mote an en­ergy drink.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.