Mike Tyson’s pаssion for piɡeons аlmost сost һim һis life аs а younɡ boy

Mike Tyson's love of pigeons resurfaced after he traveled to Poland to...

Mike Tyson stands out in the boxing world not only for his prowess in the ring but also for his unexpected love for an unassuming creature – pigeons.

The 57-year-old icon recently made waves as he ventured to Pitnica, a quaint village in northeast Poland, on a discreet mission to purchase a whopping 100 pigeons from a local breeder.

Tyson’s affection for these birds isn’t a newfound fascination; it’s a connection rooted in his childhood growing up in the rough streets of Brownsville, New York.

In Tyson’s own words, pigeons were a refuge from the challenges of his surroundings, offering solace and purpose in a neighborhood considered rough and lawless.

Tyson almost lost his life trying to steal pigeons

This extravagant pigeon acquisition serves brings back to memory a gripping near-death experience from Tyson’s youth.

Recounted in a 1988 Sports Illustrated article, the story unfolds in the streets of Brownsville when a young Tyson, attempting to steal pigeons with a friend, found himself at the mercy of men willing to hang them by a rope from a fire escape.

In a stroke of fate, just when the men had Tyson hanging with the rope around his neck, a neighbor’s intervention spared Tyson from a brush with death, preventing a tragedy that could have altered the course of boxing history.

His love for pigeons wasn’t merely a hobby; but a lifeline that kept him focused and out of trouble during his formative years providing him with a calming and grounding feeling.

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