Mike Tyson is famous for his love of fighting after forging a massive career in the ring, becoming the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion. But his first love was pigeons.
There are about 1,300 pigeons in the Tyson group and the grandson of Muhammad Ali, Nico Ali Walshhad the honor of being invited to a $100,000 mansion (about £81,000) for the bathroom.
After that, Ali Walsh met with Tyson and posted the meeting on Instagram, with the caption: “The history of ‘Ali x Tyson’ is always so deep!!”
This is in reference to “Iron Mike” and Muhammad Ali are lifelong friends and Tyson was even a casket bearer at “The Greatest” funeral.
While at Tyson’s house, Ali Walsh was introduced to “The Baddest Man on the Planet’s” pigeon group and had the chance to even hold one.
Tyson’s love of pigeons began as a young man, when he kept pigeons as pets while living in New York.
Tyson wrote in the New York Times, “As a kid I was so awkward and never felt right. On the surface, none of my fears of insecurity mattered.”
“My birds didn’t judge me or make me feel out of place. I was actually the most important relationship they had.
“They were totally dependent on me for food and shelter, and I felt proud to be needed, and that made me feel wanted and relevant.
“They are very intelligent animals, and arguably the most loyal. Make your pigeon your friend and you will never feel lonely.”
Tyson has such a passion for pigeons that he ended a previous relationship with him.
“I was dating this young woman and she said, ‘I don’t know why those damn birds are flying, you should eat them,'” Tyson said on the Boomer & Carton radio show.
“I happened to pick one up, cook one and proceed to eat it and I just couldn’t do it.
“It was not the right thing to do. That is why she is no longer my woman.”
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