'Iron Mike' meets his marsupial match

He’s claimed to have sparred with his two pet Bengal tigers, but former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson met his match when he came face to face with a koala in Brisbane on Thursday.

‘‘I don’t want to be attacked by it,’’ he told reporters as he was offered the cuddly marsupial to hold.

‘‘Good animals go bad sometimes.’’

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