Mike Tyson’s Pigeons Are Available for Sale as NFTs

Published 01/18/2022, 4:15 AM EST
WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 18: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson meets up with a pigeon fancier Horace Potts (L), of Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands on November 18, 2005 in Walsall, England. Tyson who is well known for his love of pigeons dropped in to the home of pigeon fancier Horace Watts whilst on route to Birmingham, England, for a hotel dinner boxing event. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson is by far the most unusual combat sports star. Right from his prime till today, Tyson lived a life one can only think of. ‘Iron’ Mike saw a stellar rise in his boxing career in no time. He also capitalized on the same by staying in the news for a vibrant lifestyle. That said, Tyson was a fan of the most unusual things in the world.

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Talking about the most unusual things, Tyson’s love for pigeons was one to watch for.

Even today, he shares the akin amount of love for pigeons, just like he had in his prime boxing days. Recently, he took it to Twitter to detail about the sale of his pigeons as NFTs.

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10,000 unique Iron Pigeons… coming soon to the @ExPopulus trading card game,” he added.

On the above-given website, it was mentioned, “Mike Tyson brings his love for pigeons to the Metaverse by making them the next deck in the Ex Populus trading card game!”

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ always remained assertive about his likings and interests. That said, the fans often get to know what Tyson is up to and what really lures the ex-heavyweight champ.

That said, hardcore fans of Tyson are well acquainted with the love he shares for pigeons. Tyson owns over 1,000 pigeons and at one point he also spent $400,000 a month on their maintenance.

He’s a fan of different breeds of pigeons. And ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ often looks to spend some terrific amount on getting the best breeds of these birds.

Mike Tyson once spoke about buying a pigeon worth $2 million

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Once, Tyson on his podcast said, “Why is one pigeon worth $2 and one worth $2 million? You know why? It’s because of who his mother was or who his father was. It’s because who their family bloodline was,”

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

“But I would, it’s worth it (on paying $2 million for a pigeon). Sometimes they trace them (pigeons) back from the crusades, bloodline,” he further added.

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‘Iron’ Mike exhibits an out-of-the-box persona and no one would be surprised if he really ended up buying a $2 million pigeon.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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