WATCH: Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Recreates History With Mike Tyson With A Heartwarming Gesture

Published 05/12/2022, 7:35 AM EDT

Mike Tyson is a man of taste. His admirers are well aware that the boxer has spent millions on the things he enjoys. Tyson has loved pigeons since he was a child, and he has constructed a bird shelter that houses hundreds of them. One of the most vicious and terrifying pugilists of all time has a tender heart that melts when he sees pigeons.

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Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, recently visited Mike Tyson’s magnificent pigeon home.

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Iron Mike’s pigeons are a delight to watch, and his enthusiasm for them only adds to our admiration for them.

Ali x Tyson 

Nico Ali Walsh, a young rising boxer with a 5-0-0 record, is gradually carving out a reputation for himself. His genes are part of a golden lineage started by Muhammad Ali, arguably The Greatest Boxer of all time.

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When the 21-year-old met Iron Mike, he felt a strong bond with him because his grandfather had a special relationship with the latter. He also shared a photo of himself with Tyson on Instagram.

The young boxer has carried on his grandfather’s tradition, leaving an indelible mark on boxing history. His five fights so far have been fantastic, and fans are gradually learning about him.

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Mike Tyson and his love for pigeons

The 55-year-old had a difficult childhood, but he prevailed and is now known around the world as “The Baddest Man on the Planet.” An incident with his pigeon sparked Tyson’s first fight. When a bully murdered his pigeon by crushing it with his hands, he hurled his first punch. Tyson couldn’t handle it any longer and began hitting the bully. And now, when the fighter enters the ring, he bullies his opponents in the ring.

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)

It has been a known fact that Iron Mike is an animal lover. Pigeons hold a special place in his heart, and he’s been collecting them since he was a child in Brooklyn, New York. His passion grew over time, and he spent roughly $100,000 on bird housing. The collection of the heavyweight champion totals around 1300 birds.

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What are your thoughts on the meeting between Nico Walsh and Iron Mike? Write it down in the comments section below.

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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