Mike Tyson, the Pigeon Whisperer

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Mike Tyson is Animal Planet’s new pigeon whisperer.

He has been commissioned to host a new show on the network to give insight into the underground world of pigeon racing. Tyson has apparently been raising and racing pigeons for years.

“I’m honored to be a part of this monumental show on Animal Planet,” says Tyson. “I feel a great pride acting as an official representative for all the pigeon fancier’s out there. I want people to see why we love these birds. It feels good returning to the rooftops of the city where it all started for me – New York.”

But are pigeons safe from the heavyweight’s renown temper? Their little heads are just about the same size of Holyfield’s ear is all we’re sayin’…

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Mike Tyson, a brief History

To prove that making money doesn’t mean you have money, Tyson, who over the course of his career grossed over $300 million, declared bankruptcy in 2003. In all fairness, biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear was probably a pretty expensive faux-pas. Paying for the surgeries and the lawyer fees may well have cost a good portion of that $300 mill.

Tyson wasn’t broke while he was fighting, however. He was making bank! He won his first heavyweight championship at the age of 20 and remains the youngest man to have done so ever in the history of boxing. This was the first of many wins and a long string of successful fights for the young man, who continued to fight until he retired at the age of 40.

Do you think pigeons are safe around Tyson? Let us know what you think.

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One Response to “Mike Tyson, the Pigeon Whisperer”

  1. Rick Carstens on March 21st, 2010 9:03 am

    Well I think when Tyson can bite a human’s ear then pigeons are a dicey things…

    My sympathies are with pigeons. lol..

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