It has been announced that legendary former professional boxer, Mike Tyson, will be kicking off the annual Shark Week on Discover Channel. This years theme is titled “Tyson Vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef,” which will also feature famed ring announcer Michael Buffer, According to CNN.
As strong of a man Tyson is, he stated, “I took on this challenger to overcome fears I still deal with in life.” He continued, “I equate this with overcoming my fear of getting back into the ring at 54 years old. I learned from this experience doing ‘Shark Week’ that whatever intimidates me, I am still able to step up to the challenge of overcoming anything that would prevent me from accomplishing my life’s mission of reaching my highest potential in life and bringing me closer to God.”
30 years and captures the secret lives of sharks by taking viewers underwater. Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by Tom Golden in 1988. For 30 years, the special has captured the secret lives of sharks and features shark-based programming like movies, documentaries and educational television shows.
This years shark week will air Sunday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET and will run until August 16.