Mike Tyson to battle ‘Jaws’ for shark week

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Mike Tyson in 2019.(Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

(CNN) – Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson will kick off Discovery Channel’s Shark Week by taking on a new opponent.

The network says he will square off underwater against a shark, in the name of research.

The special is billed as “Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef.”

A promo shows him lifting weights, breaking a surfboard, knocking down a shark cage, and trying to blow up an inflatable raft.

There’s no word on exactly how Tyson and the shark will interact or what this face-off with entail.

But the network says no sharks were injured.

The special airs on the first day of shark week: Sunday, August 9th.

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