The former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has made headlines by flying to the quiet village of Piątnica in north-eastern Poland to purchase a staggering one hundred pigeons from a local breeder. The revelation, initially disseminated through the Instagram account Teamhypetalk, showed Tyson posing with the breeder, leaving the local community in awe.
The Facebook post, accompanied by a caption that played down the significance of the visit, stated, “Mike Tyson flew especially to Piątnica (near Łomża) to buy 100 pigeons from a local trader! No-one could have predicted such a turn of events.”
While the authenticity of the story was met with skepticism initially, further validation came from the Mylomza.pl portal, which published additional pictures of Tyson surrounded by his team and local residents. The images portrayed Tyson in a white jacket and a bobble hat, raising his clenched fist in the air.
Despite the confirmation of Tyson’s visit, the details of the transaction have been veiled in secrecy. Mylomza.pl reported that veterinary officers were summoned to Piątnica to vaccinate the pigeons, certifying them for export to the United States. However, complications arose due to the presence of Virulent Newcastle Disease and HAPI, impeding the free trade of these animals.
The breeder, central to this unexpected transaction, has remained tight-lipped and refused to comment on the matter to the press, adding an air of mystery to the situation.
Tyson’s affinity for pigeons has deep roots, dating back to his childhood in New York. In an effort to cope with a tumultuous upbringing marked by relentless bullying, Tyson found solace in caring for pigeons. Recalling a traumatic incident from his past, Tyson revealed, “The guy ripped the head off my pigeon, it was the first thing I had ever loved in my life, and that was the first time I threw a punch.”
Despite being hailed as one of the most ferocious fighters in history, Tyson has consistently attributed pigeons as a source of calmness and grounding in his turbulent life. Notably, he has severed ties with a partner who killed and cooked one of his birds and even resorted to physical confrontation, such as knocking out a binman, when his favorite pigeon, Julius, met a disrespectful end.