Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson traveled practically 6000 miles from Las Vegas to the distant village of Piatnica Poduchowna in Poland, pushed by his love for pigeons.
Within the village, with a inhabitants of 1,800 and situated three hours north of Warsaw, Tyson shocked locals by buying 100 pigeons from an area seller.
Tyson‘s connection to Poland extends past this go to, as his face was featured on a well-liked power drink referred to as ‘Mike Tyson’s Black Intercourse Power,’ which grew to become a bestseller within the nation and was accessible in UK supermarkets.
His affinity for pigeons goes again to his youth, the place these birds performed a big position in his life. Pigeons weren’t solely the reason for the tip of a previous relationship for Tyson but in addition led to his first-ever battle.
“I all the time liked pigeons ever since I used to be a toddler,” Tyson famous.
“They educate us the significance of being compassionate. They have been my escape. I used to be fats and ugly. Children teased me on a regular basis, the one pleasure I had was pigeons.”
“I attempted [to eat one]. I used to be relationship this younger girl and he or she stated ‘I do not know why you are flying these rattling birds, try to be consuming them’. She occurred to seize one and cooked one and proceeded to eat it and I simply could not do it. It simply wasn’t the correct factor to do. That is why she’s not my girl anymore.”
In his early days, Tyson knocked out a binman who had disposed of the physique of his favourite pigeon in a dumpster.
“One morning I wakened and located my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died,” he famous.
“I used to be devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honour him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get one thing and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher.
“I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic proper hand! He was out chilly, convulsing on the ground.”