Mike Tyson offered a zoo keeper $10K to let him fight a silverback gorilla

Headlines 19/02/2019

Mike Tyson was one of the baddest men on the planet at one point, in his prime he was an unstoppable heaveyweight with a 100% KO record. Tyson lived an extravagant lifestyle that saw him party it up and live large, which eventually culminated in him buying his own white tiger. As a pet. Like a household cat, except it can tear you to absolute pieces at any one time.

However he isn't a fan of all animals, if a newly resurfaced story is anything to go by. In the 80's, when yson was an unbeaten heavyweight-wrecking machine, he went to a zoo with his then-partner Robin Givens.

He had the whole zoo to himself after paying them to keep it open after it had closed. After visiting the gorilla enclosure, Iron Mike noticed that one of the primates was picking on the other gorillas. Most people would accept this as the way nature works, but Mike wasn't so keen to let it slide.

He was prepared to offer the zookeeper $10,000 to open the cage so he could go in there and punch the gorilla in question.

"I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin," said Tyson.

"When we got to the gorilla cage there was one big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas.

"They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined."

What an absolute mad man!