Taking on Tyson

Taking on Tyson

  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (83)

Taking on Tyson is a television series featuring the former boxing champion Mike Tyson. In the show Tyson shares with us his love for birds, pigeons to be exact. The show gives us insight into Tyson's development into the man he is today. Tyson's genuine love for the birds is what makes the show truly interesting as he attributes the peace he feels in life to the interactions with his birds. Throughout the series we follow Tyson on his journey to find balance in his own life by caring for his pigeons. These aren't just any old birds. The show gives you an inside look into pigeon handling and competitive racing. In the show there are many teams and clubs from various locations that participate in pigeon racing, the focal point being Tyson and his corner. We run into the ups and downs of the operations as well as friends and rivals. Follow Mike Tyson on his Journey to find peace on his way to the Tyson Cup.

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Seasons
Last Man Standing
6. Last Man Standing
April 4, 2011
Mike issues a challenge to the New York bird world and the "Tyson Challenge Cup" is born. Mike's extraordinary personal journey into the bird world has helped him deal with his past, present, and future. Has he changed for the better?
Could've Been a Contender
5. Could've Been a Contender
April 3, 2011
Team Tyson faces their biggest challenge yet, but the coop caretakers, Junie and Ricky Roman, are facing a family emergency and Mike has to choose between racing his birds and financially supporting his own family.
Battle in the Bronx
4. Battle in the Bronx
March 27, 2011
Team Tyson participates in a charity race that will benefit children from rough areas of the city. It's a week full of dodgeball, bragging and tattoos that changes them all.
The Birth of Team Tyson
3. The Birth of Team Tyson
March 20, 2011
Mike Tyson challenges three of the most prestigious pigeon clubs in New York for a charity race to benefit kids from deprived neighborhoods.
Mike Gets Ready to Rumble
2. Mike Gets Ready to Rumble
March 13, 2011
Mike Tyson and his team enter their first race competing against two big characters from the New York scene, young hot shot Helder Rodrigues and established champion Joe Green. Will their enthusiasm make up for experience?
Pilot
1. Pilot
March 6, 2011
Still coming to terms with his past and looking forward to the future, Mike Tyson immerses himself in competitive pigeon racing!
Description

Taking on Tyson is a television series featuring the former boxing champion Mike Tyson. In the show Tyson shares with us his love for birds, pigeons to be exact. The show gives us insight into Tyson's development into the man he is today. Tyson's genuine love for the birds is what makes the show truly interesting as he attributes the peace he feels in life to the interactions with his birds. Throughout the series we follow Tyson on his journey to find balance in his own life by caring for his pigeons.

These aren't just any old birds. The show gives you an inside look into pigeon handling and competitive racing. In the show there are many teams and clubs from various locations that participate in pigeon racing, the focal point being Tyson and his corner. We run into the ups and downs of the operations as well as friends and rivals. Follow Mike Tyson on his Journey to find peace on his way to the Tyson Cup.Taking on Tyson is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on March 6, 2011.

Taking on Tyson is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Taking on Tyson on demand at Amazon, Hulu and Animal Planet.

  • Premiere Date
    March 6, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (83)