Mike Tyson's New Reality Show Is About...Pigeons

Yes, pigeons.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2010 11:29 AM CDT
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson meets up with a pigeon fancier Horace Potts (L), of Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands on November 18, 2005 in Walsall, England.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In what may perhaps be the strangest celebrity news of the day, Mike Tyson is getting his own television series…about pigeons. Animal Planet is teaming up with the former boxing champ for Taking on Tyson, which will follow his involvement with competitive pigeon racing, Broadcasting & Cable reports. “Tyson's passion for his pigeons takes my breath away," gushes an Animal Planet exec. "For years, he has been inspired by these birds that he feels have the ‘biggest heart' in the animal kingdom.”

“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," says Tyson, who has been raising pigeons his entire life. The show is slated to run in early 2011.

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