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Tyson Photog Speaks: Blood Everywhere

11/12/2009 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The photographer who ended up on the wrong end of Mike Tyson's fist says Mike got in 4 good punches and blood was gushing "like a water fountain."

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Pap Tony Echevarria claims:

- He wasn't disrespectful or aggressive
- Mike was initially in a good mood but turned sour when the pap asked about his wife
- Tyson became more agitated when he couldn't find a bathroom and saw the photog shooting him

As we previously reported, Tyson and the photographer were both busted for battery.

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Mike B    

These photogs should be fair game. Shoot at own risk. Then maybe these jerks would leave them alone.

1722 days ago
17.

edub    

ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah!!!______________________AAAAAAAAAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1722 days ago
18.

Max    

"Mike was initially in a good mood but turned sour when the pap asked about his wife."

Start getting personal and this is what happens. I can't stand paps.

1722 days ago
19.

JR    

What a Cry Baby lol

1722 days ago
20.

that.is.all    

IF YOU PEOPLE WEREN'T SO HUNGRY FOR CELEB GOSSIP, THESE PAPS WOULDN'T BE IN EVERYBODY'S FACES.

THEY'D BE BACK IN MEXICO, WHERE THEY BELONG.

F**K THESE FREAKS.

1722 days ago
21.

bambam    

Telling his story like he's talking a jury...... He's a Daisy!!

1722 days ago
22.

screamin in dig    

Good for mike! He does not take no Sh@t ! These people have no respect for privacy He should have kept on pulveizing him so he could feel the wrath of iron mike!! How does it feel!! Does it feel like a cement block hit you with every punch . dood for you!!!!

1722 days ago
23.

Shan Shan    

This guy is looking for a payout. it is not as bad as he is making it. Leave people alone and you won't get your ass beat. There is no way Mike Tyson just punched this guy for no reason. Doesn't make since.

1722 days ago
24.

Gladhe8her    

This moron got what he deserved.This is what happens when you piss off a pitbull.He's lucky he didn't lose an ear or get his throat ripped out.Way to Tyson!!!!!!

1722 days ago
25.

helen    

well if we are responsible cause we are drivng the photogs by browsing this stuff, then, i say "good job Tyson!!!" we did not want a picture of him in the bathroom you idiot!!!!! secondly we did not want you harrassing him either..............soo there. maybe we should all pitch in a dollar for tyson's defense. that way the idiot paps might think about what we really want and not what they have decided on the spur of the moment we want. i personally enjoy seeing what people are wearing, what their doggie and kids look like and how well they are cared for or not...........and thats it. the rest needs to be gossip and news. course thats just my opinion.

1722 days ago
26.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE    

Cry baby cry. Now get some boxing lessons as oh matter of fact all of you BEATCHE PAP SMEARS should now that your on notice not to P U CK with the Worlds dangerous man.
Clowns simple and true CLOWNS!
I wish I could have been there I would of been in court telling how you assaulted Mike with your breath.
1 Mike 0 Paps

1722 days ago
27.

Grow up Levi    

The guy doesn't even look like he's hurt. He's just trying to cash in at Mike's expense. These photogs get what they deserve.
I hope the charges are dropped against Mike.

1722 days ago
28.

me so horny    

Way to go TMZ, You guys keep turning these A$$holes into celebrities, When someone gets seriously injured or dies only then will the laws change for you stalkers/paps.

1722 days ago
29.

WillOTheWisp    





He needs to be thankful his ass is even able to talk! A dummy! He didn't give a damn about Mad Mike's wife! He got what was deserving of a phony nosey pap!
The paps are like piranhas attacking their prey. I use to cringe when I saw what they did to Michael Jackson and Princess Diana.
Sure they may be trying to make a living, but they need to know when they are stepping into someone’s private space! Just step the eff back!

1722 days ago
30.

PotentialE    

I'm sure it's safe to assume this was a TMZ photog since you guys are always quick to point out when it's not, plus all this coverage and "access" you have. Photogs everywhere say and do anything to provoke a reaction and while some of the attention comes with the territory of being a celebrity, people with their children under a certain age should be off-limits, period. I hope the photog goes to jail, not Mike. It's high time the legal system pays attention to and puts some laws in place regarding this behavior.

1722 days ago
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