Mike Tyson visits Kiev and gets a tour by Vitali Klitschko

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Published: September 3, 2005

U.S. boxer Mike Tyson is shown around the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) by Ukranian boxer Vitali Klitschko (R) during a visit to Kiev. He’s looking at a bulava, ceremonial mace, the ancient symbol of power in Ukraine.

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U.S. boxer Mike Tyson is shown around the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) by Ukranian boxer Vitali Klitschko (R) during a visit to Kiev September 3, 2005.

U.S. boxer Mike Tyson is shown around the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) by Ukranian boxer Vitali Klitschko (R) during a visit to Kiev September 3, 2005.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson places a candle inside a cathedral of the 11th-century Orthodox Monastery of Caves, Kiev, Ukraine Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. The former champion with a long trail of troubles is on a visit to the Ukrainian capital.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson looks at a bulava, ceremonial mace, the ancient symbol of power in Ukraine, while touring the 11th-century Orthodox Monastery of Caves in Kiev, Ukraine Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. Bulava was carried by Hetmans, or Cossack leaders. Ukrainian Cossacks are considered historic defenders of the land against outside oppression.