Madonna wants boxer Mike Tyson to help her charity work in poverty-stricken Malawi.
The pair struck up their unlikely friendship at the Cannes Film Festival, where they both have documentaries to promote, and are now said to have each other on speed dial.
‘Madonna thinks Mike is amazing and asked if she could have a private screening of his documentary Tyson while she was in the Riviera,’ a source reveals.
‘Mike agreed and, aware that having a celebrity fan will do wonders for his film, he offered to do a favour in return.
‘He has promised to fly with her to Malawi in late summer to promote awareness of children with Aids there.’
It seems Madge, who adopted son David Banda from Malawi in 2006, has not been put off by Mike’s troubled past, which includes 3 years in prison for rape and drug-taking charges.
‘Mike is eager to show he’s turned over a new leaf,’ the source tells the Daily Mirror.
‘And he thinks this is the perfect way to do it.’