Throwback: Mike Tyson Wrestling With A White Bengal Tiger

Mike Tyson was known for many things but mostly two; knockouts and spending money.

Alongside the craziness, he did buy himself several authentic white Bengal tigers.

“The purchase of three white Bengal tigers Tyson owned for about a year was extravagant, to say the least, each tiger costing $70,000 to own, and an additional $200,000 in food. That’s over $1500 a day in tiger chow! Tyson also hired an animal trainer at the cost of $125,000 a year to take care of them whenever Tyson was in Las Vegas,” according to

Here’s a video of Tyson actually playing and wrestling with a live Bengal tiger.

These days Tyson has entered into the world of podcasting. He has his own show ‘Bite The Mic’ alongside host Peter Rosenberg.

Tyson, a big fan of Joshua, recently commented that the current heavyweight king should be very careful not to make the same mistakes with money and bad habits as he did during his career.

“He’s got the look and throws a lot of hard punches. But there is so much pressure on him. The heavyweight championship will drive people crazy, you know that right? It’s like a crown of thorns. Everyone wants to use you for something. It’s like being the President of the United States,” said Tyson in an interview with the BBC.

According to Tyson, the key is to focus on nothing but boxing.

Joshua can’t get the big head. He has to focus on fighting. When you start focusing on money, girls or whatever it is, it’s going downhill. No religion, nothing, you can do those things when the fight is over. Let’s see if he can handle that stuff,” he said.

While Tyson keeps on podcasting, Joshua will step into the ring once again on October 28th against mandatory challenger, Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev.


Top 10 Mike Tyson Myths

David Haye Calls Out Anthony Joshua

Top 5 Brutal Anthony Joshua Knockouts

AJ Says Yes To MMA? – “I Like Fighting”