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Mike Tyson will kick off
The legendary boxer will go head-to-head with one of many ocean's prime predators in "Tyson Vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef," which will even characteristic famed ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the photographs.
Tyson and the shark will sq. off underwater within the identify of analysis, with the Discovery Channel saying in an announcement that "no sharks have been harmed (or bitten) within the making of this episode."

"I took on this challenger to beat fears I nonetheless take care of in life," Tyson stated in an announcement.

"I equate this with overcoming my worry of getting again into the ring at 54 years previous. I discovered from this expertise doing 'Shark Week' that no matter intimidates me, I’m nonetheless capable of step as much as the problem of overcoming something that will stop me from conducting my life's mission of reaching my highest potential in life and bringing me nearer to God. "

The popular culture phenomenon has run for over 30 years and captures the key lives of sharks by taking viewers underwater.

This yr "Shark Week" contains greater than 20 hours of programming, beginning Sunday, August 9, at eight p.m. ET and can run till August 16.