From Iron to Feathers: Mike Tyson TV Doc Showcases Ex Champ’s Gentler Side

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RI Reeves / January 10, 2011

Mike Tyson’s ‘Iron’ nickname is going to the birds.

The former heavyweight champion of the world will share his passion for raising racing pigeons in the new Animal Planet documentary, Taking On Tyson. The series will feature Tyson and other pigeon followers training their birds for races. But the show will also give glimpse what day-to-day life is like for the Brooklyn native today now. About the series Tyson says, “There are things about my life. I had a pretty colorful past…We go to some places in the past which are a pretty dark place for me.”

Taking on Tyson debuts March 6th on Animal Planet.

[Reuters]