Animal Planet's 'Taking on Tyson' (2010)

Tyson showed a softer side through his love of pigeons on Animal Planet's reality show "Taking on Tyson." In the show he enters the world of competitive pigeon racing, joining forces with veteran pigeon trainers. Tyson's bond with pigeons is no passing fancy; the world-famous boxer has raised pigeons since he was a child growing up in Brooklyn.
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"This is something that has really brought meaning to me and my life," <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/04/entertainment/la-et-mike-tyson-20110304" target="_blank">Tyson said in an interview.</a>

( Mat Szwajkos / Animal Planet / Associated Press )

Tyson showed a softer side through his love of pigeons on Animal Planet's reality show "Taking on Tyson." In the show he enters the world of competitive pigeon racing, joining forces with veteran pigeon trainers. Tyson's bond with pigeons is no passing fancy; the world-famous boxer has raised pigeons since he was a child growing up in Brooklyn.

"This is something that has really brought meaning to me and my life," Tyson said in an interview.

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