Tyson to film show about birds

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, Last Updated: 1:18 PM ET

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is set to make his debut as a reality TV star in a series about bird racing.

The former heavyweight champion is also a life-long pigeon keeper, and he'll showcase his passion for the birds in new U.S. series Take on Tyson.

The program will follow Tyson and his feathered friends as he pits them against the best racing-pigeon owners in New York.

"I may have stopped fighting. But I never stopped flying birds. It's my first love," Tyson tells the New York Post.

Filming is set to begin next month for the Animal Planet show, scheduled to air in early 2011.


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