Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, a #6 BEIR and known as the “baddest man on the planet”, will be appearing in a television show as a former boxer with striking similarities to the role played by Marlon Brando in 1954. In the show, Tyson will also describe how he was bullied as a child and would miss school just to be with his pet pigeons. Of course, Tyson is infamously famous for twice biting opponent Evander Holyfield’s (#9 FCAR) ear during the 1997 world title match. Shocking behavior indeed, atypical for even a BEIR. We mustn’t forget, however (quoting from Niednagel’s Your Key To Sports Success), “No sport more than boxing reveals the BEIR’s intensity and killer instinct. Boxing encourages its participants to beat up one another, something most BEIRs do easily when angry.” Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier was also a BEIR. The article goes on to describe how Tyson threw his first punch at the age of 10 when a bully killed one of his birds. “This was the first thing I ever loved in my life, the pigeon. I don’t know why,” says Tyson. Interestingly, it’s not uncommon for BEIRs to love animals more than people. Animals are loyal, and they never talk back. – BT

Mike Tyson’s love for pigeons recalls Brando’s fictional boxer – Mike Tyson, the self-styled “baddest man on the planet”, will emerge soon in a television show as a former boxer with uncanny similarities to the one played by Marlon Brando in 1954. Tyson’s fascination with pigeons, to be featured in a six-part series on the Animal Planet channel, will call to mind Terry Malloy, the character that earned Brando an Oscar in On The Waterfront. – click for article