Mike Tyson has been filmed showing Muhammad Ali's grandson his beloved collection of pigeons.
Boxing legend Iron Mike was friends with Ali during his career in the sport, and has now been seen spending time with his grandson Nico Ali Walsh. Nico, 21, has already laced up the gloves and stepped into a professional boxing ring on five occasions.
His record currently stands at 5-0-0 and he recently recorded a stunning one-punch knockout victory over Alejandro Ibarra at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last month. But now it seems like he's enjoying some downtime, and has been snapped visiting Tyson.
While he may have been hoping to pick the brains of the Baddest Man on the Planet, Tyson was keen to show Nico his famous collection of pigeons. It led to Nico sharing the footage, which shows Mike teaching him how to hold the birds, as The Sun reports.
Ever since he was aged nine, Mike is said to have been totally fascinated by the birds. He previously posted a video of himself chilling and feeding them before stepping into the ring to face Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.
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Speaking on his love for pigeons, Mike previously said: "The guy ripped the head off my pigeon. This was the first thing I ever loved in my life, the pigeon.
"That was the first time I threw a punch. I have loved pigeons since I was nine. They were my escape.
"I was fat and ugly. Kids teased me all the time. The only joy I had was pigeons."
It comes as new emerged earlier this week of crunch negotiations that are to take place between Mike and Jake Paul over a potential fight. The Baddest Man on the Planet revealed: "I’m going to call him [Paul] sometime on Friday and we’re going to talk." Asked if he would accept the bout should talks progress, he confirmed: "Absolutely."
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