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Iron Mike will be in Columbus this September
Mike Tyson, one of the greatest boxers of all time, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and a pop culture phenomenon, will make his first Wizard World appearance when he attends Wizard World Comic Con Columbus on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20. “Iron Mike,” a member of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame, has also appeared in more than 25 movies and television shows, notably The Hangover, Rocky Balboa and “Entourage.”
Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round, in the process becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world at age 20. His 50-6 record (2 no contests) included WBA, WBC and IBF titles.
He will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive Q&A panel at the pop culture extravaganza, Wizard World’s fifth visit to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (note that the event was formerly known as Wizard World Ohio).
Other celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus include David Ramsey (“Arrow”), Dave Bautista (WWE Superstar Batista, Guardians of the Galaxy), Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Sonequa Martin-Green (“The Walking Dead”), Karl Yune (“Arrow”), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) and Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World,” voice actor: “Kim Possible”).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 18th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Columbus show hours are Friday, September 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-columbus.html.
The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.