Mike Tyson is taking on a new challenge!
For Discovery’s highly anticipated shark week, the heavyweight champ will have a “showdown” with a great white shark, Complex reports. The special is called, Tyson Vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef and Mike will have a “face-off” against the dangerous predator underwater.
Mike wanted to do this challenge to overcome fears he deals with in his life. In a statement he said.
“I equate this with overcoming my fear of getting back into the ring at 54 years old. I learned from this experience doing Shark Week that whatever intimidates me, I am still able to step up to the challenge of overcoming anything that would prevent me from accomplishing my life’s mission of reaching my highest potential in life and bringing me closer to God.”
The network hasn’t released a breakdown of how the event will go, but it seems like it’s going to be very interesting! It’s set to air on the Discovery Aug. 9. In a promo video, Mike makes a joke saying “Someone’s going to get bit,” referencing his most talked about fight in 1997 fight where he bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear.