Mike Tyson Joins Shark Week 2020

Mike Tyson will go head to head with a shark as a way to overcome his fear of returning to the ring at 54 years old.

July 15, 2020

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is training to make his way back in the ring with a very unlikely sparring partner. Iron Mike will go toe to fin with one of the ocean's top apex predators when Shark Week 2020 begins on Sunday, August 9.

That's right, the heavyweight champ is kicking of the most wonderful week of the year by throwing his hat in the underwater ring during TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REEF. With famed ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the shots, these two heavyweights will square off underwater, where Mike Tyson will try to score a TKO over the massive shark. And don’t worry, no sharks were harmed (or bitten) in the making of this episode.

“I took on this challenger to overcome fears I still deal with in life,” said Tyson. “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 pop culture phenomenon will combine the best of science and technology to capture the secret lives of sharks, taking viewers where cameras have never been before.

And because there’s still a lot you don’t know about sharks – follow Discovery on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on all the latest programming and even some bite-sized facts you never knew you needed. Head over to SharkPickles.com for a tease of what’s coming at you!

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