Mike Tyson’s Tiger Brutally Rips Off An Arm

The legendary pro boxer Mike Tyson has some unique demands. He owned three pet tigers back in the 1990s/2000s and paid $50,000 each for them. At the peak of his powers as heavyweight champion of the world, Iron Mike had pretty much everything money could buy.



Mike Tyson opens up on having a pet tiger

He even managed to acquire a selection of pets money normally can’t get close to. Tyson owned three white tigers at one point in time, keeping them in his home when they were cubs.

As they got bigger, he donated two of the animals to a sanctuary, while continuing to keep one for 16 years.

Asked how he got his tigers, Tyson said on his Hotboxin’ Podcast:

“Black market. This guy was selling them and said, ‘I can get a full grown one for $70,000 or I can get a small one for like $50,000.’

“So I got the baby. I get the baby, we feed the baby with a bottle and then eventually she’s 400lbs.

“And then you figure out – how do I get rid of this motherf***er?!”

Asked if they were ever aggressive, he replied:

“Not to me.

“Never to me.”

Previously, Tyson explained the story of why he had to get rid of the tiger he kept for 16 years.

He revealed in a GQ interview

“I had to get rid of her when her eyes and her head got bad.

“Oh and she ripped somebody’s arm off.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
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