“I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage” Mike Tyson’s shocking revelation on gorilla fight

Mike Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time. The undisputed champion reigned in the ring from 1985 to 2005. Iron Mike fought 58 times in the ring, winning 50 times, knocking out the opponent 44 times, and losing six times. 

Tyson has always been in the headlines because of his out-of-the-ring activities, he was even sentenced to six years of jail for the rape conviction but was released after three years. The Baddest Man on the Planet then made a noteworthy comeback by being the only man in boxing history to have regained the heavyweight championship after losing it

The former champ had different hobbies, like buying badass cars, petting animals, etc. He had three white tigers, but one of them attacked a woman, which led him to give up possession of those tigers

“I had great affection for her (one of Tyson’s tigers). I kept her; I slept with her; I kept her in my room. She stayed with me; I had her for probably around 16 years. She was a massive monster; you can’t imagine the size of her. She got too old, and I had to get rid of her; her eyes and her hips got bad. Plus, she ripped somebody’s arm off.”

Sharing one of his memories of hiring a zoo, Kid Dynamite shared that he and his then-girlfriend, Robin, went to the New York Zoo and paid the zookeeper to open the zoo only for him so that he could get away from the fans. 

Tyson then looked around the zoo but came to a halt in front of the gorilla cage, where he saw one silverback gorilla bullying others with his muscle power, which made Tyson ferocious. He then severely wanted to fight that gorilla, but the zookeeper wouldn’t permit him to do that, even though Tyson offered him ten grand for the fight.

“There was one big silverback gorilla there, just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful, but their eyes were like an innocent infants. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let her smash that silverback’s snot box. He declined.”

After hearing this statement, fans are speculating about who could have won that fight if prime Tyson met the silverback gorilla, but it seems we will never know that. 

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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