- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Tyson is taken with a new kind of sparring these days.

The former heavyweight champion admits he is a big fan of the “Real Housewives” franchise on the Bravo network.

Tyson says he likes the Beverly Hills series because he enjoys watching people who “spend a lot of money” but says his favorites are the New Jersey wives.

Tyson says he likes Bravo Senior Vice President Andy Cohen, who hosts a talk show on the network, “Watch What Happens Live,” which often features the housewives. Tyson says he’s willing to make an appearance, predicting he and Cohen would “laugh our butts off.”

Tyson’s own reality show, “Taking on Tyson,” airs on the Animal Planet network. He also appears in “The Hangover 2,” due out in May.

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