Mike Tyson to star in Animal Planet show about pigeon racing

Animal Planet announced today that Mike Tyson has been tapped to star in a show about the sport of pigeon racing. The show is currently titled Taking on Tyson and is slated to start filming this spring. The ex-boxer has raised pigeons all his life.  “I’m honored to be a part of this monumental show,” Tyson was quoted as saying. “I feel a great pride acting as an official representative for all the pigeon fanciers out there. I want people to see why we love these birds.”

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  • Jim

    uhh…what? I’d rather see him do Celebrity Apprentice 4.

  • Feiss

    In related news – premiums for pigeon ear insurance skyrocket.

  • J.G.

    That is probably the strangest subject line I’ve ever seen.

  • Sally in Chicago

    Tyson is reinventing himself. Smart move.

  • Chichi

    I will watch this just for the pure comedy gold that lies waiting. Tyson talks as if he’s chewing bricks, this thing better have subtitles.

  • natalie

    You don’t want to know what happens to the pigeons who start beating his pigeons.

  • Jed

    He must really need the work then.

  • mtraptor

    I’m still not 100% sure I haven’t somehow stumbled onto the Onion website…I just can’t imagine the phrase “pigeon fanciers” coming out of Mike Tyson. It boggles the mind.

    • Alan of Montreal

      that was going to be my comment, too.

  • Alan of Montreal

    Who knew that Mike Tyson fancied pigeons?

  • salbirdman

    hey mike keep them flying good luck im 72 and still around pigeons god bless

  • thepremiershipblog

    Tyson’s been flying Pigeons longer than he’s been boxing!

    That’s common knowledge.

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