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Mike Tyson Is Starting ‘Shark Week’ This Year By Fighting A Shark Underwater

‘Tyson Vs Jaws: Rumble On The Reef’ Will Air On August 8th

July 16, 2020

The phenomenon known as ‘Shark Week’ is set to return once again in a few weeks, and this year they have out done themselves once again. To launch the week of programming, Discovery Channel will air a fight between Mike Tyson and a shark. ‘Tyson Vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef’ will kick off the festivities on August 8th.

Mike Tyson has been discussing a potential boxing comeback recently, but in the name of research, the former heavyweight champion will head under water for his first fight in years to take on one of the ocean’s top predators. “No sharks were harmed (or bitten) in the making of this episode," said the Discovery Channel. The special will also feature famed ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the action.

“I took on this challenger to overcome fears I still deal with in life," said Tyson. Not much is known about the fight, but hopefully a fight with a shark doesn’t derail Tyson’s comeback attempt. ‘Shark Week’ starts Sunday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET and will run until August 16.