Mike Tyson reportedly has told prison visitors he is espousing Islam and will change his name to Malik Abdul Aziz - Malik being the Muslim equivalent of Mike.

The former heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of raping a teenage beauty pageant contestant, is said to have been studying the Koran at the Indiana Youth Center.He has been receiving religious instruction from Muhammad Sideeq, who also has been reading the Koran with Tyson's fiancee, known only as Geraldine.