Mike Tyson admits he once seriously wanted to fight a gorilla

Mike Tyson admits he once seriously wanted to fight a gorilla

Former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, seemingly has less love for gorillas than big cats.

As The Sun reports, Tyson, 53, once offered a zookeeper money to fight a huge silverback gorilla.

His stunning offer came after he bribed a worker to open the zoo back in the late 80s so he and then wife Robin Givens could enjoy a private and romantic stroll among the animals.

Tyson explained: “I paid a worker at New York’s zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin.

“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.”