The Real Reason Mike Tyson Wanted to Fight a Silverback Gorilla

The heavyweight GOAT had an interesting lifestyle of doing crazy things. Here, we take a look at the time when Mike Tyson wanted to fight a gorilla.


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Mike Tyson once booked an entire zoo for him and his then-wife, Robin Givens.

Intrigued by a silverback gorilla in that zoo, Tyson wanted to fight the primate.

“When we got to the gorilla cage there was one big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas," Tyson said in one of his interviews.

Tyson wanted to test his skills and vicious power against the dangerous gorilla.

Tyson offered the zookeeper $10,000 to make the fight between the gorilla and him possible.

However, the zookeeper denied, and Tyson's dream of fighting the silverback gorilla didn't come to fruition

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