PETA ready to go the distance with Mike Tyson

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 12, 2010

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 17:  Former boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. 67th Annual Golden Globes after party held at the Oasis Courtyard at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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As a child growing up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Mike Tyson, like many other lonely, young boys his age, was simply trying to find his way in a fatherless, poverty-stricken home.

And to combat his loneliness, Tyson turned to keeping pigeons on the rooftops of his apartment building on Amboy Street; which was a far cry from his other extracurricular activities, including committing petty crimes and exchanging fisticuffs with anyone who ridiculed his high-pitched voice and lisp.

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Original article written on March 22, 2010.