Tyson Charity Trip Scrapped Due To Lack Of Interest
MIKE TYSON has been forced to scrap a charity trip to the Czech Republic after potential bidders failed to show interest in spending time with the ex-boxing champ.
The 44-year-old former fighter was set to jet into Prague on Tuesday (19Oct10) as part of a five-day charity visit to raise funds for a children's hospital in the city.
Organisers had hoped fans would bid big for the chance to meet the star and offered a training session with Tyson for $1,315 (£876) and a dinner with the star for a staggering $157,000 (£105,000).
But after tickets failed to sell, the trip was cancelled.
Promoter Rey Karpf says, "The tickets were unfortunately too expensive for the local market. We didn't sell enough."
It hasn't been a great week for Tyson - a photographer he allegedly assaulted during an airport altercation last year (09) has filed a $25 million (£16.6 million) lawsuit against him.