BOXING legend Mike Tyson has revealed he once broke up with a former girlfriend after she cooked and ate one of his pigeons in front of him.
The 55-year-old is known for his love of the birds having cared for them since he was a child growing up in New York.
Tyson once recalled how he knocked out a bin man when he was just ten after he threw his pet pigeon in the bin.
And the Baddest Man on the Planet has now lifted the lid on how he dumped his ex-partner after she insisted they should eat one of his pigeons.
Speaking on the US radio show Boomer & Carton in 2013, Tyson was asked if he had ever tasted one of his birds.
To which he said: "I tried. I tried.
"I was dating this young lady and she said, 'I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them.'
"She happened to grab one and — and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn’t do it."
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And if we needed to know how the pigeon was cooked, Tyson stated that his old lover boiled the bird.
He then added: "It just wasn’t the right thing to do. That’s why she’s not my woman anymore."
Asked why he didn't stop her, he remarked: "It was her house and we were living off of her dime, so she could do [it]."
Tyson once revealed that he fought a bully as a youngster after he had ripped the head off his pet.
He 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."
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