UPDATE: Mike Tyson arrested for punching photographer

November 12th, 2009 // 26 Comments

Mike Tyson was arrested last night after rearranging a pap’s face in a fight, according to RadarOnline:

The lone pap was trying to take video when an altercation ensued and Tyson allegedly punched him.
The pap suffered a laceration to the side of his head.
The bloodied pap was rushed to a nearby hospital in the back of an ambulance and their was blood on the terminal floor after the airport brawl.
Both the photographer and Tyson were arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery and both are expected to appear in court at a later date.

In Mike Tyson’s defense, obviously he exercised restraint in this situation. Considering his job was to render highly-trained fighters unconscious with one punch, this guy’s lucky his face doesn’t resemble a cereal bowl. Also, who the hell starts a fight with Mike Tyson and expects it to end well? That’s like sticking your penis in Paris Hilton and not having a route to the free clinic mapped out. C’mon.

UPDATE: TMZ obtained a photo of what the pap looks like after fighting Mike Tyson (after the jump) and it’s pretty much what you imagined. Minus still having a nose.

Photos: Getty, TMZ

  1. Buster Douglas

    I kicked his ass

  2. toolboy

    And in other news, a paparazzi photographer listens a little better now…..

  3. beep beep

    My dog has peanut butter in his beard.

  4. Inmate #2648927

    Primates can be so amusing.

  5. Ricard

    Well done Mike. He should have been given a commendation by the police,not arrested.

  6. Harold^Sick

    Iron Mike has still got it!

  7. just

    I love the shot of the photographer wrapped up like a mummy from a single punch. What about tazering these scum? They are a pain in the fucking ass. A bunch of bums chasing down and harassing people to piss them off to try and get “the shot”.

    *nip slip shots excluded.

  8. Give this man a medal, fuck the paparazzi!

  9. Jrz

    I see Mike Tyson like a pitbull off it’s leash…a very angry….punch-throwing pit bull

  10. Willie Dixon

    The pap deserved it for that horrible shirt alone.

  11. Randal(l)

    I guess he’s still pissed about losing to Little Mac all those years ago.


  12. Jay Popeski

    No one who reads “The Superficial” has the moral authority to cast stones at the paparazzi.

  13. k

    Mess with the bull….

  14. meowmix

    Theres a biography of him where he said he used to follow old people
    into elevators then when doors closed knock them out and rob them,
    hes a rapist piece of trash

  15. Ram Punchington

    Well played, sir/madam.

    Punchington Out.

  16. diddled

    Lets face it, Mike is not the brightest bulb on the tree and he is his own worst enemy when it comes to PR but he was a great entertaining fighter. I don’t understand the Pap’s wrapped head. That is not how we do things at the place I work, for a punch and 5 stitches.

  17. Rough by popular demand

    I thought he was going to look like the monkey lady…(god bless her) this fool is fine!

  18. Blast HardCheese

    At this point wouldn’t it be more shocking if Mike Tyson wasn’t punching photogs?

    Also not surprising to see the punchee is wearing Trekkie t-shirt…

  19. Huckleberry Hashimoto

    Poor misunderstood Mike.

  20. Pete O'file

    Don’t corner an animal, and not expect to be bitten.

  21. Mike Tyson is crazy. If you see him walking on the streets just keep your head down and don’t give him eye contact….he may snap.

  22. Gerald_Tarrant

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mike years ago. Caesars Palace used to hire us (cops) off duty to work the boxing matches. I met George Foreman, Don King, Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield, and many others. For some reason, Mike was the only one I was comfortable enough, almost immediately to call “Mike” like we grew up in New York together. The other guys stood on formality and were Mr. whatever. Mike was the coolest cat.

  23. sexchill

    Is it really? I never heard of that! Frustrated by being still single and not finding your Mr. Right? I know a hot and interesting place for wealthy people and their admirers named Billionairepal.com where I have met my boyfriend. You may take a look.

  24. cc

    He should have given the pap a few more shots. Pity he chose to economize.

  25. True he’s done things that may demonize him to some, but I feel that he is a good soul who has made many mistakes but only like a slender few, has learned from them too, and feels shame and remorse. Personally, I love the guy, always have and probably always will. I should add that I am old enough to remember THE interview with the insane person, Givens…now that’s a scary person.

  26. Some time press photographer cross limit for taking photo of celebrity and this will also happen with Mike.so they should understand their limitations..

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