Mike Tyson Reality Show Based on Pigeon Racing to Debut in 2011

After taking his act to the silver screen in 2009 with a small part in The Hangover, Mike Tyson will be featured in an upcoming reality TV series, Take on Tyson, which will air early next year on Animal Planet.

The show will be based around his lifelong love of raising and training birds, a hobby he began as a young boy in his Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

"I may have stopped fighting," the former heavyweight champ told the NY Post, "but I never stopped flying birds. It's my first love."

The show will follow Iron Mike and his fellow competitive pigeon racers as they train birds for their high-stakes races. In pigeon racing, birds travel distances up to 500 miles.

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