Animal Planet Orders Mike Tyson Series
‘Taking on Tyson' will chronicle boxer's love of pigeons, pigeon racing
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/15/2010 10:44:12 AM
An avid bird-lover, Tyson has raised pigeons all his life, though the show will follow him as he takes his first steps into the competitive pigeon racing arena.
The series will film in New York later this year, and is slated for an early 2011 debut on Animal Planet.
"I'm honored to be a part of this monumental show on Animal Planet," said Tyson in a statement. "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."
"Tyson's passion for his pigeons takes my breath away," said Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet Media in a statement. "For years, he has been inspired by these birds that he feels have the â€˜biggest heart' in the animal kingdom. Taking on Tyson peels back new layers of the remarkable persona and deep humanity of Mike Tyson while also showing us a whole world we never knew existed right on the rooftops of New York City."
Mike & his team rocks & i'm damn sure that Mike will once again emerge as a champ in racing pegions as well.All the Best Mike u & ur team Rocks.
Vinay Rao - 6/27/2011 12:06:33 AM EDT
I hope that his show becomes a success. And viewers can see it's an exciting sport for the young and the old to join. Pigeons of great quality the amazing and the intellegence of this animal that can fly hundreds of miles, and return home. And the best part is having a young boy at age 11 entering a world of pigeon racing. So God Bless Mike Tyson and all thumbs up for the Boxer!!!!
Anonyms - 2/6/2011 11:20:53 PM EST
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