Heavyweight to featherweight: Tyson races pigeons

Mike Tyson gets his own reality show on Animal Planet


Associated Press
March 16, 2010 5:04PM (UTC)

Former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson will take flight on Animal Planet with a new sport -- pigeon racing.

The network this week announced a new reality show that will pit Tyson, a novice pigeon racer, against serious competitors.

The show is currently titled "Taking on Tyson" and promises to bring audiences inside this "intensely competitive and bizarrely fascinating world."

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Tyson has raised pigeons all his life but will take to the rooftops as a racing rookie. The network says he'll be assisted by a colorful team of pigeon experts as he rears, trains and races them.

The show is scheduled to be taped this spring in New York City and air early next year.

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Animal Planet is owned by Discovery Communications.

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On the Net:

Animal Planet: http://www.animalplanet.com


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