Gorilla will you fight me – please?! Tyson’s rumble in the jungle!
Yes, you read right! Mr.Mike Tyson in person has had enough fighting with his partners. Now he wants to fight against gorillas. One who tickled his fancy was this silverback gorilla. Who would have ever thought that!
The silverback gorilla is the largest member of the great apes family. It is considered to be anywhere from six to fifteen times stronger than a human being. According to the Guiness Book of Records, a silverback gorilla can lift up to 815 kilograms of dead weight. They come in an average height of 6 feet tall and weight 400-500 pounds.
What Tyson was smoking exactly at the time of this request is unknown. What we do know is that the one heavyweight legend kept biting his nails about this. He somewhat felt some familiarity with this species. He was quoted saying that he felt ‘home’ ????
Not only did he believe that he would win, but he was even ready to teach the gorilla a thing or two in a direct bust-up.
Speaking to the Sun, he recounts how he and his then-wife Robin were granted exclusive access to New York zoo in the late 1980s after he paid for a private tour. He then said that he offered the zookeeper £9,000 to open the gorilla’s cage so he could fight it!
The gorilla wasn’t so impressed with the request
It seems though that the gorilla wasn’t so impressed with the request. The gorilla was pictured by passers by laughing her head off each time it thought about this request. She then later admitted to a local newspaper that Tyson was her favourite toy boy and the reason of his request was so that he could be able to spend more time with her.
The news that the gorilla refused to fight upset the then heavyweight champion Tyson, so much so that his wife spent sleepless nights caressing him to put him to sleep.
Tyson has always been a controversial character but even for him this is nothing but madness.
Literally Ape Sh** Crazy!!! ????