I was bullied in school, says Mike Tyson

Updated: Oct 11, 2012, 11:59 AM IST

London: Mike Tyson has revealed that he used to be bullied for his high-pitched voice and lisp in school.

He said that kids teased him because he was “fat and ugly.”

“The only nice thing I remember about being a kid was my pigeons that I kept on the roof,” the Sun quoted him as saying.

Then, one day, one of the bullies grabbed his pigeon, twisted its head off and sprayed its blood all over him. Tyson hit him.

“It felt great. Hitting was something I was good at,” he said.

Tyson developed a lust for violence and by the time he was 12, he had been arrested 38 times and sentenced to time in Spofford Juvenile Center in the Bronx.