This Is Why Mike Tyson Said He Will Vote For The First Time Ever

Mike Tyson is perhaps the fiercest boxer of all time. One punch from the former heavyweight champion could end a fight in 10 seconds.

Now, Tyson, 54, plans to deliver a new punch, but this time at the polls for the first time in his life. Tyson was stripped of his right to vote due to a 1992 conviction on one count of rape and two counts of deviant sexual conduct. He was released from prison after serving three years after he was originally sentenced to six years. Many state laws throughout the US rule felons are ineligible to vote.

Tyson shared the news of his ability to vote with his followers along with a link to register to vote and the hashtag #NationalVoterRegistrationDay.

"This will be my 1st time voting," Tyson said. "I never thought I could because of my felony record. I'm proud to finally vote."

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