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Rumble on the Reef: Mike Tyson fighting a shark is a must-see

By: Sports activities Desk |

Printed: August 10, 2020 3:17:05 pm

Mike Tyson put a shark to sleep. (Supply: Twitter/Sharkweek)

Mike Tyson appeared on Discovery Channel’s Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef, the place the previous heavyweight boxing champion was “pitted” in opposition to sharks in a three-round format.

UFC President Dana White was additionally current as he set the stage in Bahamas, and it didn’t go unnoticed that Tyson—who famously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in a boxing match—stated “somebody’s going to get bit” in a promotional video.

“I’m scared to loss of life,” you’ll be able to hear Tyson say within the first spherical the place he took a cage dive with lemon sharks.

In spherical two, in an open ocean dive Tyson appeared comfy as he was seen pushing the sharks away at any time when they received too shut.

All of it constructed towards the third spherical, which requested Tyson to seemingly put the shark to sleep along with his naked palms. Whereas tonic immobility, which causes a short lived state of inactivity within the shark, will not be precisely a knockout within the ring, it was nonetheless fairly the duty.

The stress was all of the extra clear when he threw up earlier than diving practically 50 toes underwater and not using a cage, however he finally pulled it off and prevailed in opposition to the shark.

Tyson will not be the primary notable athlete to go up in opposition to a shark as a part of Shark Week, as Olympic legend Michael Phelps misplaced a digital race to an important white shark in 2017.

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