Mike Tyson arrested for allegedly punching photographer

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Los Angeles, Nov 13(ANI): Former American boxing legend Mike Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight world champion at the age of 20, has been arrested on charges of beating up a photographer at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Police confirmed that Tyson has been held on suspicion of battery following a scuffle with a snapper.

The victim says he was hit once and was treated afterwards in hospital for a cut to his forehead.

Earlier, Tyson's spokeswoman Tammy Brook had said the boxer was travelling with his wife and 10-month-old child on November 11 when he was attacked by overly aggressive paparazzi following which the 43-year-old acted in self-defence to protect his child.

An airport police spokesman had said the incident happened at a United Airlines ticket counter and that the photographer accused Tyson of hitting him.

He had added that both Tyson and the photographer wanted to press charges for misdemeanour battery. (ANI)

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