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Mike Tyson Will Fight a Shark as Part of Shark Week 2020

Mike Tyson is preparing for the fight of his life. Next month, Mike Tyson will go toe to toe with a shark for Discovery’s Shark Week 2020, because apparently he has nothing better to do. We may not have live sports quite yet, but at least we have the Tyson vs Jaws: Rumble on the Reef special!

Shark Week is no stranger to underwater brawls, but given Tyson’s background, he’s likely better equipped to handle his opponent than previous competitor Michael Phelps — and that makes for some must-see TV. When is Tyson v Jaws? How do I watch the Mike Tyson v Shark battle on Shark Week? Here’s everything you need to know!

WHAT’S WITH THE TYSON VS JAWS SPECIAL?

To kick off Shark Week 2020, Mike Tyson will be getting into the cage with a live shark “in the name of research,” Discovery says. Tyson and the shark will go head to head as famed ring announce Michael Buffer calls the matchup, hopefully from a safe distance away.

In a statement, Tyson reveals that he had a “fear of getting back into the ring at 54 years old,” but the Tyson v Jaws: Rumble on the Reef matchup helped him to overcome that aversion. “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,” he says.

WHEN IS MIKE TYSON VS JAWS?

Tyson vs Jaws will air Sunday, August 9 at 9/8c on Discovery Channel.

HOW TO STREAM MIKE TYSON VS SHARK FIGHT ONLINE

If you have a valid cable log-in, you can watch Mike Tyson’s Shark Week fight live on Discovery Channel via the Discovery GO website. You can also locate a Discovery Channel live stream through the Discovery GO app.

Cord-cutters have some other options, as well. You can also find a Discovery Channel live stream with an active subscription to Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Philo, and YouTube TV, all of which offer Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Plus, YouTube TV is currently offering a free trial for eligible subscribers, so you can try it out and see how you like it before committing.

WHEN IS SHARK WEEK 2020?

This year’s Shark Week festivities begin Sunday, August 9 and continue through Sunday, August 16.

SHARK WEEK 2020 SCHEDULE: SHARK WEEK MIKE TYSON BATTLE, AIR JAWS, AND MORE

Beyond Tyson vs Jaws, Discovery Channel will be airing tons of additional Shark Week coverage. The special event will include a celebration of the Air Jaws 20th anniversary, updates on ongoing shark research, and a look at how sharks have been spending their time in quarantine. Keep an eye on the Discovery Shark Week website for more updates!

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