“Iron Mike Tyson” will be taking part in the electoral process for the first time, as he will be allowed to vote in the presidential election for the time.
Due to a new Nevada law, convicted felons will be allowed to do so. And he plans to take advantage of the opportunity.
“This election will be my 1st time voting. I never thought I could because of my felony record. I’m proud to finally vote,” Tyson tweeted last week. He hasn’t revealed who he will vote for in the U.S. general election on November 3.
Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison on rape charges in 1992 and until the new law was passed, he wasn’t allowed to vote. Tyson served three years in prison.
The 54-year-old former heavyweight champ has been on the comeback trail for several months and has drawn a lot of national attention for his publicized training workouts.
Tyson is scheduled to face Roy Jones Jr. in a pay-per-view exhibition on Nov. 28 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.