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Mike Tyson has a new show on Animal Planet

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Debuting in 2011 and beginning filming soon, a new Animal Planet show starring Mike Tyson will "take audiences inside the intensely competitive and bizarrely fascinating world of pigeon racing," according to a network press release.

"Taking On Tyson" is the program's name. It's always been known that Mike Tyson has a real love for pigeons and pigeon racing, and I guess this is no more strange or surprising than the fact that Tyson was at the Golden Globes winning an award for The Hangover.

It's been a long, strange, and never-dull trip for Tyson, who is excited about the show.

“I’m honored to be a part of this monumental show on Animal Planet,” said Tyson. “I feel a great pride acting as an official representative for all the pigeon fancier’s out there. I want people to see why we love these birds. It feels good returning to the rooftops of the city where it all started for me -- New York.”

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