Quote: "They're just like people. Pigeons are not what people think, they're hellraisers in there - they're fighting, they're bullying people, they're cheating on their girlfriends... They have the same characteristics as we do... But they're very smart; you can't even find your way home from round the corner, but they can find their way home from 3,000 miles." Pigeon fancier Mike Tyson insists his birds are just like humans, but geographically smarter.
Quote: "I have two left feet. In the '80s, I accidentally knocked a guy out while dancing in a club." Former boxer Mike Tyson poses a threat to others whenever he hits the dancefloor.
Quote: "I love reading about ancient history, especially the Hellenistic period." Retired boxer Mike Tyson is an unlikely fan of Greek and Mediterranean history.
Quote: "She never attacked anybody in my presence. Somebody said that she attacked them and I had to get rid of her... I don't think she did what the person said she did. It was kinda obvious, but I just don't think she did it... I had her since she was born and she never bit anyone I knew." Mike Tyson on having to give up his pet tiger after she allegedly attacked someone.
Quote: "I'm gonna do a movie with (director) Werner Herzog and I'm gonna be a convict; that's gonna be really good... This is going to be a really interesting year for me for acting... I wanna play a villain." Boxer Mike Tyson has big acting plans for 2014.
Fact: Former boxer Mike Tyson is bringing his one-man show to the U.K. next year (14). Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by moviemaker Spike Lee, will tour Britain in March (14) with dates in London, Glasgow in Scotland and Manchester, England.
Quote: "I went in the cage and I asked her to give me a kiss and she put her head in... and she knocked my (gold) teeth out because her head was like concrete... I was pretty hurt but it was good." Mike Tyson on the worst injury he received from one of his pet tigers.
Quote: "I would have a chance to be intimate with a white woman... It would be legal too." Former boxer Mike Tyson and convicted rapist jokes about his dreams of playing Othello.
Quote: "No one failed more than I did. No one has seen more than I seen. None of these fighters, none of these Africans, I'm the king of the barbarians. There's no one that can surpass me and the pain I've endured." Mike Tyson on his lifelong struggles.
Quote: "I'm a scared young boy, very afraid. I'm very vulnerable." Mike Tyson on what he learned about himself after visiting with the students at his former school.
Tweet: "16 yrs ago today I had the notorious Bite Fight with @holyfield. I'm so glad we are friends now." Former boxing champ Mike Tyson marks the anniversary of the headline-grabbing 1997 fight for the World Boxing Association's Heavyweight Championship, where he infamously bit off a piece of his rival Evander Holyfield's ear.
Quote: "Nobody has called me and I would love to be a part of that 100 per cent. I need people to direct me and I will give it the best I can possibly give. I just need to be directed, that's all." Former fighter Mike Tyson is eyeing a part in Sylvester Stallone's hard man franchise, The Expendables.
Quote: "I think Lindsay's great! There were so many cameos, and that's what I love about these movies. They'd write a scene, then look for cameos, and they'd just pop in and do it. It was, like, 'Whoa, Mike Tyson's here, and that wasn't even planned!'" Ashley Tisdale had a blast working with embattled actress Lindsay Lohan and boxer Mike Tyson on the set of Scary Movie 5.
Tweet: "At the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful... Ok. April Fools... This tattoo is with me forever." Former boxing champion Mike Tyson tricked fans on April Fools' Day (01Apr13) by joking about having his famous tribal face inking removed.
Tweet: "Bradley all the way with the Oscars. This is your year, you deserve it." Retired boxer Mike Tyson will be rooting for his The Hangover co-star Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards later this month (Feb13). The Silver Linings Playbook star is nominated for a Best Actor award.
Fact: Boxing legend Mike Tyson is taking his one-man show on a nationwide tour of the U.S. next year (13). Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which has already enjoyed short runs in Las Vegas and on Broadway, will roll out on a three-month trek across America starting in February (13). Tyson will visit cities including Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco in California, Los Angeles, Detroit in Michigan, and Washington, D.C.
Tweet: "Sending prayers out to the Hector 'MACho' Camacho." Boxing legend Mike Tyson's thoughts are with fellow sportsman Hector Camacho, who is fighting for his life in hospital after he was gunned down outside a bar in Bayoman, Puerto Rico on Tuesday (20Nov12).
Tweet: "Thank you for everyone concerned about my neck. It looks worst (sic) than it is. I had a common surgery to fix pain from years of wear and tear. Occupational hazard. Gotta wear neck brace for 3 more weeks. Feel great just makes me look like I don't." Retired boxer Mike Tyson assures fans he is doing well after undergoing a recent operation.
Fact: Retired boxer Mike Tyson has scrapped an upcoming fan meet-and-greet in New York due to "circumstances out of my control". Ticketholders to the Memorabilia event in White Plains on Sunday (19Aug12) have been invited to attend another date at the Big Apple's Hofstra University on 21 October (12) instead.
Quote: "It's both of our Broadway debuts. It's amazing! But athletes sweat a lot. We have to remind him to dab." Director Spike Lee admits his Broadway collaborator Mike Tyson sweats a lot during his one-man show Undisputed Truth.
Fact: Boxing legend Mike Tyson is set to host his own variety show in Las Vegas. The Hangover star will headline Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage at the Mgm Grand Hollywood Theatre for one week, beginning on 13 April (12). The programme is billed as a no-holds-barred presentation of Tyson's life story.
Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson will join Jackass star Steve-O, comedian Jeff Ross and Tmz.com boss Harvey Levin among those poking fun at Charlie Sheen during the actor's upcoming Comedy Central Roast.
Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson turned medic for the day after swapping lives with a namesake nurse from Michigan on U.S. TV show Same Name. The retired sportsman learned how to take patients' vital signs on the programme, which aired on Sunday (07Aug11), while the other Mike Tyson stepped into the ring for a charity boxing match.
Quote: "I'm very satisfied in the development as an individual, as far as a parent; I'm happy to be a dad... I have a long way to go. Sometimes I should be shot for impersonating a parent." Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is proud of his parental skills.
Quote: "I wanna be on his show... I once was a cokehead, I was once a drug addict and I would be able to give good advice to Charlie." Former boxer Mike Tyson wants to hang out with troubled star Charlie Sheen.
Quote: "I'm not scared of anything, but I'm concerned about a nuclear catastrophe and that the public is not as educated as they should be about nuclear war." Boxer-turned-movie star Mike Tyson voices his thoughts about nuclear power.
Quote: "I didn’t get a chance to meet President Clinton, but that would’ve been interesting. They keep me away from those kinds of people." Retired boxer Mike Tyson didn't get a chance to meet the former leader on set of the THE HANGOVER sequel
Quote: "He will be back. But it all makes sense. It sounds like a crazy hodgepodge, but it all makes sense." Boxing legend Mike Tyson will have a cameo in THE HANGOVER sequel, following his successful turn in the first film, confirms director Todd Phillips.
Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson's spoof of Bobby Brown's 1989 video EVERY LITTLE STEP I TAKE is to be comedy website FunnyOrDie.com's latest offering. The hilarious clip will premiere on the site on Wednesday (29Sep10).
Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson stunned pal Bobby Brown during a recent TV spoof of the R&B star's Every Little Step video - by sporting a copy of the star's costume. Tough guy Tyson donned a black suit and danced around shirtless with his name on the sleeve of his jacket, just like Brown did in the original promo. And the singer was impressed: "You actually know the steps."
Quote: "I ate, like, the tiniest piece of meat, and I woke up violently sick. It was vicious pain. I was throwing up. And I realised meat's become a poison for me now." Retired boxer Mike Tyson can no longer eat mean after adopting a vegan diet eight months ago.
Quote: "I used to be extremely carnivorous but I needed to change my life completely. In order to do that, I have to be in the best physical and emotional state possible. I would call it a paradigm shift in my life. Because I was going to kill myself, or kill some people." Retired former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson on his decision to convert to veganism.
Fact: Boxing legend Mike Tyson took to the floor for a twirl on the Italian version of hit U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars. The former heavyweight champ swept choreographer Elena Coniglio off her feet and raised a fist to the crowd.
Quote: "When you watch the film, I look at it and I said, 'That guy would make me nervous if I was in a room with him alone...' I scared myself, I was a scary guy." Former boxer Mike Tyson on watching his new documentary Tyson.
Quote: "I've been considering it. I've gotten many offers... My girlfriend thinks I should be on Dancing With The Stars... No way, I can't dance." Boxer-turned-actor Mike Tyson on his future as a reality TV star.
Fact: Shamed boxer Mike Tyson spent his 24-hour jail sentence in a Phoenix, Arizona prison wearing pink underwear and a black-and-white striped jumpsuit.
Fact: <p>Mike Tyson's ex-wife Robin Givens is the latest star to play ROXIE HART in Chicago. The actress is playing the dreamy jailbird in the hit musical on Broadway, New York, opposite SEINFELD star JOHN O'HURLEY. </p>