Mike Tyson admits Joe Exotic of Tiger King could have sold him big cats as pets

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Mike Tyson admitted he could have gotten his big cats from Tiger King star Joe Exotic.

The 53-year-old boxing champion spent his money on three Bengal tigers as pets at home.

Tyson admitted that he could have indirectly obtained his tigers from the now-imprisoned zoo operator Joe when he bought the wild animals after leaving prison in the early 1990s.

Boxing legend also noted that anyone in the world of exotic animals would be “aware” of Joe.

He told the Daily Mail, “It could have been, maybe where I got my cats could have gotten their cats from Joe. But I do not know.



Mike Tyson admits Joe Exotic of Tiger King could have sold him big cats as pets

“If you are in the exotic animal world, you know it. “

Tyson lost his tigers in the late 1990s.



Boxing champion, 53, spent his money on three Bengal tigers as pets at his home

The heavyweight world champion was recently hooked on the Netflix Tiger King docuseries that swept the world in a feverish phenomenon.

Tiger King made Tyson reflect on his time as a private owner of large cats.



Tiger King made Tyson reflect on his time as a private big cat owner

Recently on live Instagram, the boxer admitted that it was “silly” to own tigers because they “would accidentally kill you.”

Tyson admitted that he was wrong to think that his pet tigers were “domesticated”.



Boxing legend also noted that anyone in the world of exotic animals would be “aware” of Joe

He said, “I was stupid. There is no way to domesticate these cats 100% …

“There is no way it can happen. They will kill you by accident, especially when you play brutally with them, you repel them. “

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“They get angry, hit you back and you’re dead.”

“I’m just happy to have learned. I was doing the wrong s ***. I shouldn’t have had them at home, believing they were domesticated. I was wrong. “

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