Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has revealed he knocked out a bin man after he threw his pet pigeon within the bin.
Tyson achieved 50 victories and 44 knockouts from his 58 profession fights throughout a 20-year profession.
But probably the most memorable punch of the 53-year-old’s life was landed after dropping his pet pigeon Julius.
Tyson wished time to grieve and maintain a memorial for the pigeon, however was robbed of the chance to take action when a bin man disposed of his pet upon seeing him lifeless on a crate.
Tyson instructed World Boxing Council: ‘One morning I wakened and located my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died. I used to be devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honour him.
‘I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get one thing and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher.
‘I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand and he was out cold.’